Vitis vinifera 'Zinfandel'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous spring flowers.|
|Mature Size||Vigorous growing stems reach 15 to 25 ft. long each year.|
|Special Features||Fall Color, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Fig (Ficus); Blackberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.