GRAPE HANEPOOT 10kg
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Hanepoot grapes are well known for their sun-kissed sweetness and juicy texture. It’s this honey-like sweetness that has made it ideal for producing delicious sweet wines that have a distinct unfermented grape flavour.
Hanepoot grapes grow well in full sun. They prefer areas in which there is little to no humidity and are adept at weathering the heat. It is optimal to plant your Hanepoot in sandy loam soil that has good drainage and is slightly on the acidic side, in terms of its pH. However, it will thrive in almost all soil types, as long as they drain well.
Keep your Hanepoot vine moist during its growing season, but never overwater it. Once it is fruiting, reduce the amount of water that you give it. This plant is susceptible to fungal diseases. To protect it, spray it with a copper-based fungicide in hot, humid conditions and with lime sulphur during its winter dormancy.
Pruning helps the Hanepoot grapevine to produce bigger bunches of grapes. When pruning, cut the part of the shoot that has already had grapes, as well as any unwanted shoots on the vine. Remember that bunches only form on shoots that are one or two years old. So, older shoots can be taken off. They can be pruned just after harvesting.
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