Easy Reference Guide
The following guide has been developed by Ormond Nurseries Ltd in conjunction with experienced NZ viticulturalists. This guide is to help you gain a basic understanding of the rootstock options you have and their relative strengths and weaknesses in NZ conditions. It is, however, generalised and does not take into account the particular soils and conditions of your site. We strongly encourage you to seek independent expert advice before making your rootstock choice.
Please remember that the most important points to consider are: the use of grafted vines to avoid phylloxera, and to plant only certified grape plants.
The first question to always ask is ‘What is your soil type.’ It is also important to consider if you are:
- Developing a new site
- Replacing individual vines
- Total replant
The chart below will provide you with a selection of general points to take into account when considering rootstock selection. If you do require more specific information, please contact our office.
- 101-14The Thoroughbred
- 3309The Quarterhorse
- 3306The Quarterhorse
- SO4/5CThe Clydesdale
- SchwarzmannThe Stubborn/Working Mule
- Riparia GloireThe Lipizzaner Stallion