Vitis vinifera ‘Merlot’ • Mature Height: 15′ • Mature Width: Running • Light Requirements: Full sun • Water Requirements: Ample water during fruit development • Fertilizers: Dr Q’s Fruit & Nut Tree Food, 13-7-7, Dr Q’s Organic Fruit & Nut Tree Food, 6-4-4
Merlot grapes are a close cousin to Cabernet in many respects. They make wines that mature faster and are softer in texture. Cane pruning and fertilizing should be done in late winter or early spring. Watch for leaf skeletonizers, use BT worm Killer.