Red Dog Vineyards - Grapevine Nursery - Provider of Cold Hardy Grape Vines and Bare Root Wine Grapes for the Northern Climate Grape Grower
Red Dog Vineyards and Grapevine Nursery is a family owned licensed wholesale and retail grape vine nursery specializing in cold climate wine grapes from the University Of Minnesota, Elmer Swenson, Eastern Europe, and many other imported varieties.
We are the innovators in container grown grapevine nursery stock!
We sell wholesale and retail in amounts greater than 20 vines.
We will ship vines May 23rd through June 14th 2016.
Currently in inventory:
L. Acadie Blanc
Michurinets (very small amount)
Baltica (very small amount)
We will be adding the varieties in the near future:
Triumph d Alsace
These varieties seen to have been forgotten about or are very rare! We think they hold great potential for making great wine! If interested, try a few and see how they handle your local climate and soils.
About Our Vines:
Our potted vines (shown above) are grown from dormant hardwood cuttings that have been collected during December, January, and February. The potted vines typically have 6 to 14 inches of top growth. They are rooted in the greenhouse and grown until May when they are hardened off to outdoor conditions. These vines are vigorously growing and ready to plant in the field when you receive them. They are propagated in biodegradable paper pots known as plant bands. We buy the plant bands from Monarch Manufacturing, a plant propagation and protection company. These bands measure six inches deep and are two inches wide. They are open on the bottom and have holes punched through the sides for the roots to reach out. The vines are meant to be planted together with the biodegradable pot. We grow the cuttings in a soilless growing mix to avoid the transfer of any soil born diseases! The pots require a small hole that is a minimum of eight inches deep and about three inches wide. Transplant stress is greatly reduced since the roots are never disturbed. Just drop them into the hole, backfill with dirt, and water them in. This is a very fast and efficient way to plant vines (and a lot easier on the back!!!).
The potted vines will be shipped May 23rd through June 14th 2016!
The potted vines can be planted throughout the growing season!!!We recommend that grow tubes be used in windy, dry locations for the first month as the vine's root system gets established in it's permanent location.
Potted Vines from Green Cuttings: In an effort to bring you the newest vines as soon as possible we are now proagating vines from green cuttings this winter through summer and finishing them off in the greenhouse over the following winter. This will give the vines enough time to become a good size before planting. We will know how many green cutting vines are available in late September 2015. Email us for indications of number of vines needed.
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