Soil: The ideal soil for grapes should be fertile with 6.5-8.5 pH, should not be alkaline and have medium water holding capacity.

Climate: In India grapes are grown in sub-tropical, hot tropical and mild tropical climatic regions.

Season: Usually, planting is done from October to January. In regions where the monsoon is late, planting is also done during June-July.

Spacing: Spacing for planting depends on soil type, variety and method of training. The distance between two rows may be 2 – 3 m while distance between vines within a row will be half of that, accommodating vines from 2000 to 5000 per hectare.

Nutrients: Grapes need Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulphur, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Copper and Boron. It is recommended to test your soil for deficient nutrients and provide fertilisers accordingly.

Irrigation system: Drip irrigation is highly recommended as it efficiently meets the water requirement of the crop.

Weeds and disease management: It is necessary to use weedicides and pesticides to keep your crop away from weeds and diseases.

Divya Reddy

By Divya Reddy

Divya from lovely professional university pursuing 4th year. Had the knowledge of human resources

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