Grapevine Cayuga White 1L

Vitis Cayuga White

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 Cayuga White is a cultivar created in the USA. It’s a great wine grape that can be grown in the open, with no need for a greenhouse. It fruits profusely and regularly and is especially recommended for wine because of its exceptional taste. Cayuga White is resistant to frost and diseases.

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General description

General description: The Cayuga White grapevine is one of the most frost and disease resistant grape cultivars. It reaces heights of around 4-5 m. It’s valued for its prolific fruiting and a fruity, strawberry aftertaste of grapes, and is perfect for making white wine. Cayuga White is a great choice for both experienced and beginner gardeners.


Fruit: Cayuga White grows large, loose grape bunches. Its grapes are relatively large, round, with a greenish-yellow skin. They are sweet and have a strawberry aftertaste.


Ripening: Cayuga White is an especially tasty and prolific cultivar. Its grapes ripen in September.


Leaves: This grapevine has large, five-lobed, intensely green leaves with indistinct indentations.


Cultivation requirements: This grapevine requires a sunny and warm location, although it tolerates partial shade. It prefers fertile, light, permeable, sandy soils with a slightly acidic pH. Seedlings should be planted every 1-1.5 meters, 10-15 cm deeper than in the pot they came in. Very small seedlings should be planted in a shallow hole and only covered wholly with soil in autumn. This significantly increases the frost resistance of grapevines and increases the efficiency of watering freshly planted vines.


Care: To build a powerful root system, grapevines need a lot of water. Caring for a newly planted seedling is basically limited to systematic watering. It is especially important to pay attention to watering in early summer and as the grapes ripen. Each young vine requires up to three buckets of water per watering.


Pruning: In the first year after planting, it’s recommended to keep only one to three stems. In the following years, trimming depends on how the vine is to be shaped. Thinning out in order to obtain high quality fruit is advised. Generally, stems should be pruned to a moderate length and care should be taken whilst selecting which stems and shoots are to be cut, to leave well-fruiting ones on the plant. It is best to leave pruning until late autumn and winter (well before the beginning of vegetation). If needed to control expansion, pruning can be done in summer after new shoots are partially lignified.


Props: This grapevine is perfect for growing on all kinds of fences, pergolas and arbours, trellises and other garden support structures.


Overwintering: The Cayuga White grapevine withstands temperature drops of down to -24°C, however it is recommended to protect the plant for the winter (for e.g., by using agrotextiles). At the beginning of November, cover young seedlings by piling a mound of soil with peat about 30 cm in height over the plants. This not only insulates them from the cold, but also shields them against flooding during the thaw.


Origin: USA.

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