DESCRIPTIONMerlot is a variety of grafted grapevine that grows moderately strong. It is ready for harvesting in mid-October. The black-blue fruits have delicate skin and are spherical in shape. This variety is very fertile and adapts well to different climatic conditions. Thanks to the graft, this variety is resistant to frost. Merlot is a popular variety in the production of high-quality wines.
ADVICESThis grapevine is best planted in a sunny and warm position. It grows well in fertile and moist soil. The optimum pH is between 6.5 - 7.2.
When planting grafted grapevines dig a hole the right size. Keep in mind that the roots should be at a depth of about 25 - 30 cm from ground level, in order to protect them from frost during winter. At the planting site, a stake should be driven into the soil, and then the plant should be placed in the hole and inclined at an angle of about 15 ° in relation to the stake, then backfilled with soil. The place of the graft should be about 5 - 10 cm above soil level. In the spring of the first year after planting, the seedling should be cut above the third bud eye. The shoots that grow over 150 cm in height should be pruned at the top to thicken.