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Zweigelt 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.

Zweigelt is a hybrid red grape variety developed in Austria in 1922. It is the most widely planted red variety in Austria and is also becoming increasingly popular in other parts of Europe. Zweigelt is a cross between Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent varieties and is known for its dark red color, spicy aromas, and intense fruity flavors. It is a versatile variety that can be used to make a variety of red wines including light and fruity rosés, light-bodied reds, and fuller-bodied reds.

When it comes to planting Zweigelt, the ideal soil is well-drained, sandy loam that is slightly acidic. Planting should take place in the early spring, when the soil has warmed up and the risk of frost has passed. Planting should be done in a sunny location to ensure adequate ripening of the grapes. Pruning should be done in late winter to ensure good air circulation and reduce the risk of disease.

For successful Zweigelt grape production, irrigation is necessary during prolonged periods of drought. The vines should also be kept in check with regular pruning and training. Keeping the vines healthy will also help to ensure that the grapes ripen properly.

Harvesting Zweigelt grapes typically takes place in late summer to early fall. The grapes should be picked when they are fully ripe, as this will ensure that the wine made from them has the best flavor and aroma possible.

Zweigelt is an excellent variety for winemakers, whether it is used to make light and fruity rosés, light-bodied reds, or full-bodied reds. With good planting, pruning, and harvesting practices, Zweigelt grapes can produce quality wines that are sure to please.

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.

More Information
Grape Color Blue, Black
Primary Use Wine
Wine Color Red
Variety Origin Hohere Bundeslehranstalt und Undesamt fur Wein und Obstbau (Austria)
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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