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Zinfandel Replacements?

  • 05/17/2020 11:03 AM
    Reply # 8975182 on 8975166
    Karen Wall (Administrator)

    From Cindy Lewis on 05/01/2020

    Hi Hal, I am no expert, but I would order replacements from a nursery. You can plant through mid-May.

  • 05/17/2020 11:01 AM
    Message # 8975166
    Karen Wall (Administrator)

    From Hal Wilson on 04/30/2020

    Last March I got about 100 Zinfandel cuttings and nursed them over the summer.  Some survived the deer and my poor farming techniques.

    A couple of months ago I planted the 75 or so survivors.  Many have sprouted leaves and are doing fine.  Some, however, look unchanged (about 20).  So it looks like I'll have some blank spots in my new vineyard.

    Here's my question:

    Can I fill those blank spots with some green cuttings that come from the hardier plants later on this season?  Or ... should I find a supplier and just buy some Zins to plug into the ground now? ...Or is it too late??

    Part of this endeavor is to be able to look down onto once-bare-earth that is below the house and feel gratified that something is actually growing.  I'd prefer to be pro-active and act now rather than wait another season.


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