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OUR VINES

Our grapevines are propagated by three different methods, all
yielding high quality, vigorous nursery stock that perform equally well.
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Bare root #1
Bare root #2

BARE ROOT VINES
Our BARE ROOT vines make up the largest part of our nursery production.  These sturdy, dormant vines are the most widely planted type of nursery stock as they ship easily and can endure the rigors of planting easier than other types of nursery stock. Our farm was specifically chosen to produce premium quality grapevines due to our deep, gravelly sand loam, favorable northern climate, and an ample irrigation source. This ground is carefully managed using a crop rotation with multiple species of cover crop in between crops of grapevines. During the winter, our small but well trained crew prunes mother blocks that have been regularly checked to ensure that all of our cuttings are true to variety and from healthy, productive vines. Hardwood cuttings are processed and stored until they are callused and planted in the outdoor nursery. These cuttings are grown on in a single season into rooted vines in a perfect environment created with raised beds and black plastic mulch. Fertility is tested before planting and amended to ensure adequate nutrition for the young vines.

Irrigation is managed by variety to meet the diverse needs of our increasing number of cold hardy grape varieties. After several freezes and full leaf fall,
the dormant vines are harvested from the nursery and quickly packed into a climate controlled environment. Each vine is then graded by size and structure, and trimmed to provide our customers with the most uniform nursery stock possible. Only the tops of our vines are trimmed, leaving the long roots fully intact. This allows each grower to decide how the roots should be trimmed before planting, if at all. Our vines are kept fully dormant in refrigeration until the day they are shipped out, meaning they are not sensitive to frost. Bare root vines are ready to plant in the field as soon as the soil as workable in the spring, but can be planted as late as the first week of June in most northern locations.Our Bare Root #1 vines are our largest grade. Depending on the variety, these will have 16-24 inches of roots and the tops will be trimmed to 8-12 inches.   This is the majority of what we produce and sell. Bare Root #2 vines are our smaller grade. These typically have 8-16 inches of roots and 6-8 inches of top growth.

 
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POTTED VINES
We have been producing greenhouse grown, POTTED VINES for over a decade.  
We know how to grow a potted vine that is ready to plant in the field the day you receive it, and then have it thrive like a bare root vine. Our potted vines are grown from hardwood cuttings that are rooted in March and grown until late May, when they are hardened off to outdoor conditions. These vines are sensitive to frost
as they are actively growing. They are propagated in small biodegradable paper pots known as plant bands. These bands measure six inches deep and are
two inches wide.

They are open on the bottom and have holes punched throughout. They are
meant to be planted with the biodegradable pot to encourage the roots to
grow down instead of laterally. Alternatively, the plant bands can be removed
immediately before planting to be sure the roots are not exposed to sunlight
for any length of time. The pots require a small hole that is a minimum of eight inches deep and three inches wide. Transplant stress is greatly reduced since
the roots are never disturbed. Each vine should be staked to keep it off the
ground. Adequate water must be provided at planting and during the early
parts of the growing season to get the plants off to a seamless
and quick start. 

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TISSUE CULTURE VINES
In order to bring you the newest grape varieties in commercial quantities, we began working with tissue culture propagation. This is one of the fastest ways to produce large numbers of vines from the original “mother” vines. All vines are true to type and free of disease, pests, and virus. They resemble seedling grapevines for the first year and so are slightly more tender then our stock produced from hardwood cuttings. These vines can reach maturity in the same number of years as hardwood stock under the right conditions.
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