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Wine Grape - Merlot - FV035

Wine Grape - Merlot
Pruning Grape Vines

Pruning Grape Vines

Growing Grapes

Growing Grapes

$5.99
  • Not registered for sale in: OR, WA, ID, HI, PR
  • Pre-Order Today!
  • Available to ship as soon as: January 9, 2015
  • (However, as we ship on a first come, first serve basis, your order may not ship until days or weeks later. You will receive an email when your order ships.)

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!

There are several factors why we must ship immediately:

  • We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with ten's of thousands of trees/plants and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.

ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS

When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.

While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.


European

  • Zones: 6-10
  • Pruning: Spur prune (preferred)/ Cane prune
  • Harvest: September-October
  • Flavor Notes: Noted for berry, tea leaf, plum, and currant flavors.
  • Facts of note: Merlot is a red wine grape is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. While its flavor profile is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot tends to be less distinctive and slightly more herbaceous overall in both aroma and taste. The berries are fairly thin skinned and are somewhat susceptible to rot if exposed to rain when they are ripe. It is important to keep an eye on the berries as they ripen and pick them as soon as they are ripe.

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.

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