Soil and climate
The crop performs best in well-drained rich loamy soil with a pH of 6.5 – 7.0 with low water table with EC less than 1.0. Soil depth should be at least 1 m.
Field preparation and planting
Trenches of 0.6 m width and 0.6 m depth are to be dug at a distance of 3 m apart for Muscat and pits of 1m x 1m x 1m should be dug for other varieties. Well-decomposed FYM or compost or green leaf manure has to be applied in the trenches or pits as the case may be and then covered with soil. Plant the rooted cuttings in June-July.
The adopted spacing is 3 x 2 m for Muscat and 4 x 3 m for other varieties.
Irrigate immediately after planting and on the 3rd day and then once in a week. Withhold irrigation 15 days before pruning and also 15 days before harvest.