Grapes (bunch, hybrid) (Code #127)
Soil Test RatingPotassium

Low K

Coast: 0-70 lbs/A

Pied: 0-120 lbs/A

Medium K

Coast: 71-170 lbs/A

Pied: 121-250 lbs/A

High K

Coast: 171-275 lbs/A

Pied: 251-400 lbs/A

Very High K

Coast: 275+ lbs/A

Pied: 400+ lbs/A

PhosphorusRecommended Pounds N-P205-K20 per Acre

Low P

Coast: 0-30 lbs/A

Pied: 0-20 lbs/A


Medium P

Coast: 31-60 lbs/A

Pied: 21-40 lbs/A


High P

Coast: 61-100 lbs/A

Pied: 41-75 lbs/A


Very High P

Coast: 100+ lbs/A

Pied: 75+ lbs/A


Coast = Coastal Plain    Pied = Piedmont, Mountain, and Limestone Valley


Recommended pH:6.0 to 6.5. If the pH is less than 6.0, see Lime Table B.

If soil test Mg level is low and lime is recommended, use dolomitic limestone; if soil test Mg is low and lime is not recommended, apply 25 pounds of Mg/Acre.

Coastal PlainLow: 0 - 60 lbs/acre Medium: 61 - 120 lbs/acre High: >120 lbs/acre
Piedmont Low: 0 - 120 lbs/acre Medium: 121 - 240 lbs/acre High: >240 lbs/acre

Fact Sheet:

*First year vines - apply 0.15 pounds nitrogen (N) per vine divided into 3 applications; 0.05 pounds nitrogen just before growth begins, 0.05 pounds nitrogen in late May, and 0.05 pounds nitrogen in early July. Broadcast evenly over a 2-foot diameter circle.

*Second year vines - double first year rate and diameter of broadcast circle. Apply in 3 applications as done during first year. Broadcast evenly over a 3-foot diameter circle.

*Third year vines - apply 0.2 pounds nitrogen per vine before growth begins in early spring. After fruit set, apply 0.1 pound of nitrogen per vine if a good crop is set. Broadcast evenly under the vines.

*Mature vineyards - apply 0.25 pounds nitrogen per vine in the early spring before growth begins. After fruit set, apply 0.15 pounds of nitrogen per vine. Broadcast evenly under the vines.