We visited the Grapes Capital of the Philippines that is located in La Union. There are many varieties that we can grow here. Grapes like loose, deep soil with a ph lower than 5, so the application of lime helps. It is also good to put decomposed leaves around the plant to conserve the soil moisture. Grapes like terrain that is somewhat sloping so as not to lodge water and hurt the roots.
Grapes need plenty of sunshine and good circulation of air to avoid the onset of disease. Within 10 to 12 months after planting, grapes are ready for harvest. Harvest is done three times a year, September, December, and Summer. In the first year, a hectare of land planted to grapes can yield about 1,700 kilos per tree. In the third and fourth years 10,000 kilos per tree can be harvested. Grape is most productive from its third to eighth year.