Shipping pause
We have stopped shipping until autumn, as the vines have already sprouted too far and can no longer be shipped without damage.
You can order again for the autumn season from around the beginning of August. Shipping will start at the beginning of September.

Bare Table Grapes

What does rootstock mean and what are bare-rooted dessert vines?

The Schmidt nursery offers its table vines, usually in containers, in plant pots. However, with some table vines, bare-rooted plants are also offered for sale. These are always specially marked in the online shop with the designation "naked rooted" to the name of the grape variety. The designation „naked-root“ means that the vines are delivered without a soil ball around the root, the roots are so to speak "naked".

Advantage of bare-rooted dessert vines?

Low price

Bare-root vines are cheaper to buy and produce than comparable plants from a pot (container goods) or with soil ball. We pass this price advantage on to you when you buy and therefore offer you bare-root plants at a lower price.

Better handling

Root products are easier to carry, transport and pack. A bunch of, for example, 20 bare-rooted dessert vines can be easily carried to the farthest corner of your garden or plot where you want to plant them. With potted plants, this is not possible without tools such as a wheelbarrow, or you will need to walk more slowly.

Smaller seedlings

With bare-rooted dessert vines you do not have to dig as large planting areas!
If you only want to plant a few dessert vines, this is not a great advantage. However, if you want to plant 30-40 vines, it is.

What do I have to consider when ordering bare-rooted dessert vines?

Bare-root plants should only be planted in the months from mid-October to mid-May, provided that the soil is not frozen or completely softened by rain. During this time the plants are in the dormant phase.

As soon as the bare-rooted plants arrive, it is best to unpack them first so that the vines can breathe. If you do not have the opportunity to plant the table vines immediately because you do not have enough time or the soil is unsuitable, protect them from drying out. Strong bare-rooted plants do not suffer from drought at all.

Storage of bare-rooted plants

If you still want to store the bare-rooted plants, you can very well use the foil in which the plants were packed when you received them from Rebschule Schmidt.

Please remove the foil completely and moisten the roots of the plant well. Then wrap only the root of the vine back into the foil. This procedure is only to prevent the vine from drying out. Of course, it is also possible to wrap the roots (cover them with soil). To do this, dig a hole into which you can place the roots of the vines and cover them with soil again. The roots should be covered with substrate or soil a few centimetres above.

How long does it take until you no longer see any difference between root and container goods?

As a rule, after the first season you will no longer see any difference between bare-root plants and table vines in the plant container.

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Bare Table Grapes

What does rootstock mean and what are bare-rooted dessert vines?

The Schmidt nursery offers its table vines, usually in containers, in plant pots. However, with some table vines, bare-rooted plants are also offered for sale. These are always specially marked in the online shop with the designation "naked rooted" to the name of the grape variety. The designation „naked-root“ means that the vines are delivered without a soil ball around the root, the roots are so to speak "naked".

Advantage of bare-rooted dessert vines?

Low price

Bare-root vines are cheaper to buy and produce than comparable plants from a pot (container goods) or with soil ball. We pass this price advantage on to you when you buy and therefore offer you bare-root plants at a lower price.

Better handling

Root products are easier to carry, transport and pack. A bunch of, for example, 20 bare-rooted dessert vines can be easily carried to the farthest corner of your garden or plot where you want to plant them. With potted plants, this is not possible without tools such as a wheelbarrow, or you will need to walk more slowly.

Smaller seedlings

With bare-rooted dessert vines you do not have to dig as large planting areas!
If you only want to plant a few dessert vines, this is not a great advantage. However, if you want to plant 30-40 vines, it is.

What do I have to consider when ordering bare-rooted dessert vines?

Bare-root plants should only be planted in the months from mid-October to mid-May, provided that the soil is not frozen or completely softened by rain. During this time the plants are in the dormant phase.

As soon as the bare-rooted plants arrive, it is best to unpack them first so that the vines can breathe. If you do not have the opportunity to plant the table vines immediately because you do not have enough time or the soil is unsuitable, protect them from drying out. Strong bare-rooted plants do not suffer from drought at all.

Storage of bare-rooted plants

If you still want to store the bare-rooted plants, you can very well use the foil in which the plants were packed when you received them from Rebschule Schmidt.

Please remove the foil completely and moisten the roots of the plant well. Then wrap only the root of the vine back into the foil. This procedure is only to prevent the vine from drying out. Of course, it is also possible to wrap the roots (cover them with soil). To do this, dig a hole into which you can place the roots of the vines and cover them with soil again. The roots should be covered with substrate or soil a few centimetres above.

How long does it take until you no longer see any difference between root and container goods?

As a rule, after the first season you will no longer see any difference between bare-root plants and table vines in the plant container.