Swenson Red GRAPE VINE ,2 YR LIVE Plant
Grow your own luscious red grapes with Swenson Red Grape Vines. These perennial plants are ready to produce in as little as two years, allowing you to enjoy sweet, juicy grapes in no time. Get ready to start harvesting your own grapes with Swenson Red Grape Vines.
Allow vines to run as they will the first year. Post or stake the second or third year, and prune heavily, leaving only 2 or 3 buds on the strongest stem. As the vine grows, keep only the most vigorous sprout to form the main stem. Shallow cultivation and mulching are beneficial.
Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize when planting. Best grown in deep, loamy, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including average garden soils, but must have good drainage. Best sited in a location sheltered from winter winds (preferably a southern facing slope) and well removed from frost pockets. Self-pollinating. Grapes need a support system, training, regular spraying and regular pruning to maximize fruit production.