An Ormond Nurseries HI-STEM® is a one year old vine that has 2 times the length of rootstock compared to a traditional vine. This is the key to the HI-STEM® vine. It is NOT a traditional vine with a longer piece of scion-wood (the portion of the vine above the graft union).
The Ormond Nurseries HI-STEM® advantage will give you the benefits of:
- More carbohydrate reserves for a better start
- Less vine training
- No bud rubbing … for FOREVER
- No spot spraying
- Decreased risk of frost damage by getting the vine out of the frost zone
- No vine guard