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Wine Grape Vine - Zinfandel

Item Number: FV050


Pre-Order Today! ETA: 01/06/2017


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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.


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.

  • Variety: European
  • Zones: 6-10
  • Harvest: August
  • Pruning: Spur Prune
  • Flavor Notes: Red berry fruits like raspberry predominate in wines from cooler areas, whereas blackberry, anise and pepper notes are more common in wines made in warmer areas.
  • Facts of note: A red grape variety of European origin grown mainly in California. The wines have an intense fruitiness and luscious texture. Zinfandel grapes can produce a wide range of wine styles including light-bodied wines, full-bodied dry wines and sweet late harvest wines. The grapevine is vigorous and produces lots of fruit. The bunches tend to be tight so it is important to pick them and make wine when they ripen to avoid bunch rot. Zinfandel grapes have been found to be genetically identical to Primitivo.

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.


  • Open-Pollinated
  • Thornless


Fruit is Good For Wine Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Plant Quantity Single Plant Growth Habit Vining
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall
Planting Time Spring, Winter USDA Zone 6 - 10
Fruit is Good For Wine
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Plant Quantity Single Plant
Growth Habit Vining
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall
Planting Time Spring, Winter
USDA Zone 6 - 10

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Shipping Information

Cannot ship to the following states: OR, WA, ID, HI, PR. Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 2.00 lbs. Dimensions: 27"L x 5"W x 5"H


Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st, or June 15th for persimmon trees) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.


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