Vitis Vinifera [Grapes]

It is a juicy plant, which is green, purple or black in color. Grapes are used as a sweet fruit and for making jam, jelly, wine, vinegar and so more.

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Botanical name: Vitis Vinifera

Common names: Grapes



Often, it is believed that only wineries can grow grapes, but this is so untrue. Growing grapes can be done by anyone with the right climate and the right type of soil. Let’s take a look at how to grow grapes.

The first thing you need to do when planting grapevines is to make sure the soil is good. Clear out the area where you want to plant, then make sure the soil has good drainage yet sufficient moisture. Growing grapes requires a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.5. You can also mix in organic matter so the soil contains two to three percent. This means spreading 20 pounds of nitrogen per acre. A pH above 6.8 can be acidified by using sulfur. This will create the best soil for growing grapevines. The perfect soil is a gravelly loam that has been prepared to a depth of 12 inches or so. If you want to know how to plant grapes, you should know they are grown from hardwood cuttings of the grapevine. When you think about how to plant grapes, remember that the vines have a shallow root system. You have to be careful when you are weeding around the vines.


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