Pruning: Cane Prune
Harvest: September - October
Flavor Notes: Noted for flavors of black cherry, currant, mint, eucalyptus and green bell pepper.
Facts of note: One of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. Can be grown in a diverse spectrum of climates. Generally produce dense, dark and tannic wines. The grapes have thick skins and the vines are hardy and resistant to rot and frost. Consistent presentation of structure and flavors. Relatively recent variety that resulted from a chance cross of Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc in the 17th century.
Wine grapes have small berry like fruit with seeds. The flavor and color of wine is derived primarily from the skins.
The best locations for planting grape vines are on slopes with good drainage and poor fertility.
Select a variety based on your climate and the type of wine desired. Find out if there are any vineyards in your area and what variety they grow. If they are having success with a specific variety you probably will as well.
Keep in mind each vine yields an average of one gallon of wine, but plant extra to make up for fruit loss from birds and other causes.
Our vines are 1–year old plants, self–rooted from cuttings, no.1 grade with about 8” of top growth. Sold by individual bare–root vine.
The vine is doing nicely in it's 3rd season in the ground even though we had temperatures down to 15 degrees this past winterReview by Linnie (on 4/26/14)