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riesling seeds

Riesling seeds

Supplied as a bare root vine grafted on S04 rootstock approximately 12" – 18" (30 – 45 cm) tall including roots.

Arguably this is the classic wine grape of Germany, producing wines of similar quality to some of the noble grapes of France (where it is also grown).

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The fruits are late in ripening, making this variety suitable only for growing under protection; this is especially important if you want to allow 'noble rot' (evaporation of some of the moisture of the grapes caused by the fungal infection Botrytis cinerea) to take hold of the golden-yellow fruits and thus have a go at making your own dessert wines.

Riesling seeds

Riesling is primarily grown in Germany, particularly in the Rhine and Moselle regions. It has been grown in California since the late 1800s.

Growth Habits

WEAKNESSES. The long-term demand for Riesling by wineries is questionable; Riesling grape prices tend to be somewhat lower than those paid by wineries for other vinifera grapes in Virginia. Compact clusters and high susceptibility to berry cracking can lead to severe rot problems, particularly when rains occur just before harvest. Open, divided trellising systems are helpful, but do not eliminate the problem.

In the mid-Atlantic U.S.

Widely planted. New York White Riesling wines are probably superior to any except those of its homeland in Germany. White Riesling quite reliably reaches the maturity levels commonly chosen in Europe (17 to 20 percent soluble solids) for the variety. The bunch rot susceptibility suggests that extra canopy management techniques such as leaf removal and extra sprays to combat bunch rot may be advantageous. Several excellent clones are available, but avoid older non-virus tested ones, as they have reduced production potential in comparison to certified clones.