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You will receive 1 bare root plant with a healthy root system.
The Kerner grape is a white wine grape that has been a favorite among vintners worldwide since its introduction in 1969. This grape was created by crossing two existing varieties, Trollinger and Riesling, and it is known for its aromatic, fruity flavor. These grapes are easy to grow and are ideal for both commercial and home vineyards. With the right planting and care instructions, you can successfully grow Kerner grapes in your own backyard.
First, you should purchase Kerner grapevines from a reputable nursery or vineyard. The vines should be healthy and free of pests and diseases. Once you have obtained the vines, you should select a sunny site with well-draining soil that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. To ensure that the soil is well-draining, you should dig a hole approximately two feet deep and fill it with water. If the water does not drain within 24 hours, the soil is not suitable for grape growing.
Once you have identified the ideal spot for planting your Kerner grapevines, you can begin planting. To get the best results, plant two vines per post and space them about eight feet apart. Be sure to dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the root ball. Place the vine in the hole and backfill with the soil you removed. Firmly pack the soil around the vine and water thoroughly.
After planting the vines, you should prune them to ensure optimal growth. Prune the vines in the late winter and remove any dead or damaged branches. You should also prune any branches that are growing inwards or crossing each other. Pruning will help improve air circulation and increase fruiting potential.
Finally, you should provide your Kerner grapevines with the proper nutrition and care. Fertilize your vines regularly with a balanced fertilizer that is low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus and potassium. Water your vines when necessary, but avoid over-watering them as this can lead to mildew and rot. During the growing season, inspect your vines for any signs of disease or pests. If you notice any, take immediate action to treat the issue.
Following these planting and care instructions for Kerner grapes will help ensure that you harvest a healthy crop of delicious grapes. With this variety, you can look forward to enjoying a sweet, aromatic flavor that is perfect for both wine making and fresh eating.
1. Choose a sunny spot in your yard that gets at least 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
2. Prepare the soil by loosening it to a depth of at least 12 inches.
3. Plant the grapevines 6-10 feet apart, depending on the variety.
4. Water the plants regularly, making sure to keep the soil moist but not soggy.
5. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer once or twice a year.
6. Prune the vines regularly to ensure healthy growth and fruit production.
7. Harvest the grapes when they are ripe, usually in late summer or early fall.
By following these simple guidelines, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of sweet, juicy grapes each year. With proper care and attention, these grapes can produce a delicious crop for many years to come.
Grape Color White
Primary Use Wine
Wine Color White
Variety Origin German Origin
Zone Range: 6-12
Growth Habit Upright
Suggested Distance Between Vines 4 ft, 5 ft, 6 ft
Vine Training System Vertical Shoot Positioning
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