Zinfandel Grape

Vitis vinifera 'Zinfandel'

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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationVI-tis
LoreZinfandel 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.
Average Size at MaturityVigorous growing stems reach 15 to 25 ft. long each year.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous spring flowers, followed by summer fruit.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Privacy Screen, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEdible, Fall Color, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsFig (Ficus); Blackberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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