Download the HI-STEM® vines article from the March/April 2009 edition of the "New Zealand Grape Grower" Magazine here (189KB)
BENEFITS of replanting using HI-STEM® vines
HI-STEM® vines and standard plants
Clearvue Vineyard Manager in Otago, Duncan Cramp, explains the HI-STEM® vines they have within their Pinot Noir crop have been so productive that the vines will be harvested this year after only two years in the ground.
“We planted the tall vines in November of 2007 and are harvesting this year when traditional replant vines would require 3-4 years in the ground. The Tall Vines are much easier to handle as they are right up at the height of our other vines and don’t require any special attention. I’d recommend anyone who required replants to use Tall Vines.”