1. Select a spot for your container grape plant that is in full sun and receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunshine for best fruit production.
2. Use a container that is 1 to 2x larger than the nursery pot as the grape plant will grow to it’s mature size in the first season.
3. Grapevines need well-draining soil. Most commercial potting soils are appropriate.
1. Stake your Pixie Grape plant at planting time in order to support the grape clusters that will grow in the first year. FYI- Pixie Grape plants will produce fruit the first year, while regular size grape plants will not fruit until it’s third year of cultivation.
2. Carefully insert a trellis or support that is large enough for the plant to grow 2 feet high and wide.
3. Tie the stems or grape clusters to the trellis using velcro ties.
1. Pixie Grapes are ready to harvest when they are the right color for their variety. For instance, Cabernat Franc is a red grape so wait until the grapes have turned red and feel soft to the touch.
2. Reisling grapes are green and can be harvested as soon as they soften a bit.
3. Sample a grape in a cluster, if it is sweet enough, cut it off the stem.
4. Store grapes in a refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.