Vitis vinifera 'Zinfandel'Item #6755 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
A popular wine grape variety that yields big clusters of thin skinned, purple-black fruit on short stems. Ripens fairly early, producing juice with high sugar levels. Vigorous vine thrives in warm climates. If weather conditions permit, grapes may be late-harvested to make dessert wine.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Vigorous growing stems reach 15 to 25 ft. long each year.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:VI-tisPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:4 - 11, 14 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Vigorous growing stems reach 15 to 25 ft. long each year.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous spring flowers, followed by summer fruit.Flower color:GreenCompanion PlantsFig (Ficus); Blackberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa)
- CareCare InformationBest 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.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore: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.