The planting of vines in the garden
You can plant bare-rooted vines just like a fruit tree in autumn after the natural leaf fall (November) or in spring (March / April).
Before planting, the seedlings should be placed in water for a few hours (overnight or up to a maximum of one week). Before or after watering, the roots are shortened to a hand width (12 - 15 cm).
The planting hole should be dug sufficiently large to allow ample space for the vine and its roots.
Usually a pole is then put into the planting hole a few centimetres deeper and the vine with the scion is placed directly next to the pole. If you have a large number of vines to plant, it is easier to first line out the respective distances with the poles (approx. 1m within the row) and then dig the holes. However, it can also be added to the vine a few weeks later. In case of poor soil conditions, humus garden soil or very mature compost can be mixed with the existing soil in the planting hole. By no means should easily soluble, mineral fertilizer or immature compost be added to the root area.
Place the seedling in the planting hole and fill it with loose soil, slightly shake the vine and pull it up so that the grafting area (a thickening below the scion)
is 3-4 cm above the future soil level after planting.
The vines were sorted after clearing, pruned and paraffinated, this vine wax protects against drying out and should be left untouched. Press the roots firmly and fill the planting hole with water (approx. 5 l). When the water has completely seeped away, fill the hole with soil and press it gently. If late frosts are to be expected, we recommend piling with loose soil up to the top. If planted in autumn, this hill should protrude at least 5 cm above the vine, otherwise it can freeze at low winter temperatures. As soon as there is no danger of frost in spring, this hill can be levelled. In the first year it is best to leave two shoots, one of which will be removed next March. The more attractive shoot serves as a trunk and is cut off at the height of cultivation, but should at least be as thick as a pencil and well developed at the end. Otherwise simply shorten it more and continue with 2 shoots. Vines are very flexible, they can be cultivated with little space (also in pots), as espalier or hedge with a variety of stem heights such as in commercial viticulture or as pergola, as round arch, as arbour and so on. We would be pleased to show you further pruning and cultivation measures during one of our free pruning courses.
All our table grape varieties are fungi resistant (PIWI), i.e. they should be able to do without any plant protection measures against powdery and downy mildew (oidium and peronospora) normal incidence of disease. A first occurrence of the vine leaf rust mite or other mites will soon be suppressed by useful predatory mites. The European grape vine moth is also rarely a serious problem in the garden. Due to the multitude of varieties you can enjoy yellow, green, red and blue varieties in different flavours from musked to fresh fruity, from your own garden without plant protection product residues from the beginning of August to the end of October. Some varieties are seedless, the others have small seeds. Varieties with large seeds were eliminated during our selection.