• Overview
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Vigorous growing stems reach 15 to 25 ft. long each year.
    Key Feature:
    Flavorful Wine Grape
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous spring flowers, followed by summer fruit.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:VI-tis
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 11, 14 - 24
    Average landscape size:Vigorous growing stems reach 15 to 25 ft. long each year.
    Blooms:Inconspicuous spring flowers, followed by summer fruit.
    Companion PlantsFig (Ficus); Blackberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Best in deep, loamy, well-drained soils but quite adaptable. Shelter from harsh winds. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established; supplement in extreme heat. Feed with general purpose fertilizer. Support with arbor or trellis.Pruning time: winter or early spring.
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Zinfandel is a heat loving wine grape that has thrived in California for over a century. It is popular for its intense fruitiness and lush texture, tasting of bramble and fresh or fermented red berries. If weather conditions permit, the grapes may be late harvested to make dessert wine.