- Bare-root grape vines in the early spring.
- Construct a trellis or arbor before planting.
- Grape vines will need to be trained to some sort of support to grow upward.
- This will also cut the risk of disease.Most grape varieties are self-fertile.
- In the first couple of years, the vine should not be allowed to produce fruit. It needs to strengthen its root system before it can support the extra weight of fruit.
- Pruning is important. Not only would vines run rampant without control, but canes will only produce fruit once.
- Prune annually when vines are dormant, in March or April. This is before the buds start to swell, but when winter damage is apparent.