Grape Vine Growing Guide

Grape Vine

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Will grow on relatively poor soil as long as it is well drained and compost is dug in. pH of 6.5 to 7 preferred.

Position

Sunny position.

Frost tolerant

Yes but cover if a severe frost is forecast.

Feeding

Mulch with well rotted compost annually.

Companions

Agastache and Chives.

Spacing

Single Plants: 4' 11" (1.50m) each way (minimum)
Rows: 4' 11" (1.50m) with 4' 11" (1.50m) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Plant in mid-fall or early winter when it's not too cold for a little root growth to help them establish.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

After harvesting prune the bush back to three buds. Vines can gradually be trained up a support system.

Harvesting

Harvest fruit when ripe, thinning a few out beforehand to allow others to swell.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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