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Growing grapes

Although grapes are adaptable, is is nonetheless important to select varieties suitable to your growing area.

  • Grape vines require deep, slightly acidic, well-drained soil and full sun. Soil that is too rich promotes vegetative growth instead of fruiting.
  • Vines bear fruit two to three years after planting two year old canes. They should be spaced 6 feet apart.
  • For best results, prune according to the variety of grape planted. Regular pruning, vine training, fruit thinning and feeding are necessary.

Here are some sources for grapevines and grape growing information---

Classical Fruits
8831 Al Highway 157
Moulton, AL,
tel. 256-974-8813
fax 256-974-4060

Miller Nurseries, Canandaigua, NY tel. 800-836-9630

Raintree Nursery, Morton, WA tel. 360-496-6400

The Nursery at TyTy: Publications : The European Grape- Vitis vinifera

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars

California Flora Nursery, Vitis vinifera ‘Purpurea’- European grape

All about Grapes

Tablas Creek Nursery Production Cycle and Journal

Burnt Ridge Nursery and Orchards Fruiting Vines Grape

rev. 10/12

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