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.
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