Grape - Merlot

Vitis vinifera

Merlot Grapes ripening on the vine showing their dark colour with blue coming through in the sun By David Carrero Fernandez-Baillo [CC 3.0] (Photo Credits)

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A popular blue/ black coloured grape variety used for wine production. It has a smooth texture and is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. A deciduous vine for cool to mild regions. Requires full sun, well drained soil. Grapes have flavour notes of berries, chocolate, plums and cedar.
Other Names: Merlot noir, Merlau rouge, Crabutet noir, Plant Medoc, Alicante, Seme dou blube, Seme de la Canau, Semilhoun rouge, Bordeleze belcha, Medoc noir

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Specifications of Grape - Merlot

Preferred Climate Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas QLD, SA, WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Alkaline (7.4-8.0)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March

Pollinators 4

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Temperate Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees


This category is largely made up of deciduous fruit trees. When selecting temperate fruit trees it's important to consider their pollination and chill hour requirements. As the coastal region or northern NSW and south east Qld has such a mild climate, care must be taken to choose deciduous fruit trees appropriate for our mild winters. The selected varieties we sell have the lowest chill factor of their groups. If you are looking for stonefruit we have selected lowchill varieties that are listed in the subtropical fruit tree category.

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