Bare-root dormant vines are nurtured for a full growing season in our field nursery before being harvested, trimmed, sorted, bundled in units of 25, and held in humidified cold storage until planting time. It’s recommended you order 15+ months in advance of planting for both grafted and own-rooted dormant vines.
Vines are planted on fresh fumigated fields rotated annually, ensuring no exposure to root debris from the previous year’s nursery. After we carefully dig, trim, sort and bundle vines, we immediately tag and inventory each bundle with data-stamped labels that let us track each bundle’s scion and rootstock sources and all other information for complete traceability and quality control. The labels don’t come off till they are in your hands.
Dormant bare-root vines are recommended for replants and new plantings.
Custom Order minimum: 500
Dormant benchgrafted vines are 1-year-old benchgrafts which have been planted in an outdoor nursery row in the spring. Custom ordering allows for the selection of your ideal rootstock/scion combination.
ROOTINGS (OWN-ROOTED VINES)
Rooted Cuttings are dormant, bare-rooted vines produced by rooting a cutting (a cane section about 12-14 in. long) and growing it in the field for one season. These are less expensive than grafted vines, but because they are “own-rooted” they offer none of the special qualities that can be obtained from rootstock such as pest resistance, soil adaptation, or vigor restriction. Own-rooted vines are commonly used in Washington State.