Why roses in the vineyard?

Why roses in the vineyard?

There are countless types of roses. Climbing roses, stem roses and shrub roses are a few of them. A total of about 250 varieties are known. The cultivation of the beautiful rose has a long tradition that extends all over the world.

The oldest representation of a rose was found in Crete in the palace of Knossos. It is based on
c. 1,600 BC estimated. In Ancient Greece, the rose also got its majestic name “Queen of Flowers”.

red rose - symbol of love

The queen of flowers is the rose, but also the symbol of love. That’s why roses are also very happy to be given to your loved ones.

What do roses and vines have in common?

Roses beautify any vineyard, without a doubt. The flower is susceptible to fungal infestation. A distinction is made between downy mildew and powdery mildew. Also, the vine is not immune to this disease, which spreads particularly well in humid environments. Roses are attacked by mildew faster than vines. Therefore, the flowers performed something like a guardian function. The winegrowers were warned in good time to prevent powdery mildew.

Myth and Truth

Today we know that roses and vines are not affected by the same mildew. The downy mildew is the greatest danger for the vines. Those who work without chemicals, such as us on Sa Contissa, strengthen the vines with organic pesticides. Nevertheless, roses are very often seen in vineyards: they serve to beautify and biodiversity.

and on Sa Contissa?

Our new plantings a year ago (to the blog post) are thriving well, are also “ejected” early in spring 2022. The 2,000 vines are lined up, but still something without love. That’s why we donated a rose bush to each row, for the beauty and biodiversity.

Rose in the vineyard

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