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New York Muscat Grape Vine - 1 Bare Root Live Plant - Preorder Ships in March

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PREORDER - Ships in March 2023
You will receive 1 Bare Root plant with a healthy root system..

New York Muscat produces reddish-black fruit with fine muscat flavor. Used for sweet muscat wines and as a dosage in champagne, its largest drawback is lack of winter hardiness.

NY Muscat grapes are a flavorful, hardy grape variety that is perfect for making wine. These grapes are also known as Bluebell or Blue Muscat grapes and are grown in the Finger Lakes region of New York state. NY Muscat grapes are a sweeter variety of grape, with a pleasant floral aroma and a hint of spice. They are an excellent choice for making white wines, particularly those with a sweet finish. Planting instructions for NY Muscat grapes are fairly straightforward and can be accomplished by novice gardeners.

The first step in planting NY Muscat grapes is to prepare the soil. The soil should be well-draining and have a pH level of between 6.0 and 7.5. Working in some compost or aged manure to the soil can help to improve drainage and add nutrients. Once the soil is prepared, the vine can be planted. NY Muscat grapes can be planted in the spring or fall and the vines should be spaced at least 20-25 feet apart.

Once planted, the NY Muscat grape vines should be pruned in the early spring. This will encourage growth and help to create a strong, healthy vine. Pruning should be done as soon as the buds begin to swell and can be done with either sharp scissors or pruning shears.

In the summer, NY Muscat grape vines should be watered regularly. The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy. The vines should also be fertilized with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season.

At the end of the growing season, the NY Muscat grapes should be harvested when they reach full ripeness. The grapes should be picked when the skin has a deep blue color and the flesh should be soft and juicy. Harvesting should be done as soon as possible to ensure that the grapes are at their peak flavor.

NY Muscat grapes are an easy to grow variety of grape that is well-suited for making sweet wines. With the proper care and attention, these grapes can produce a delicious and flavorful crop. By following the simple planting instructions outlined above, novice gardeners can have success with growing this variety.

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 Blue, Black
Primary Use Table, Wine
Wine Color Red, Rosé
Variety Origin Cornell University
Zone Range: 6-12
Growth Habit Semi-Trailing
Suggested Distance Between Vines 6 ft
Vine Training System Mid Wire Cordon

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