Fast Facts


Crop yield is greatly influenced by plants being able to access the required amount of nutrient. They need to be able to access every nutrient that they require, and in a balanced and timely way.

Providing information so that Farmers and Growers can not only understand a crop’s growth stages, but also the optimum timing periods for fertiliser application, and the product best designed to deliver the best yields and outcomes, is an important focus for RLF.

The Crop Guides Growth Stages information that follows depends wholly on the RLF products identified as being the most appropriate. Our products are based on world-leading science and technology that ensures that nutrients are delivered directly to the plant. By following the regimes recommended by RLF, many benefits can be achieved for Farmers and Growers around the world.

The Fast Facts that accompany this information seek simply to give some quick background perspective to the relevance and the importance of this crop as it plays its part in providing the world with the food that it needs.

  • It is estimated that land size equivalent to 75,000 sq km is dedicated to grape-growing throughout the world, with 70% of the produce used for wine, 27% for fresh fruit and the remainder as dried fruit. The land area planted with vines increases with every year.
  • Most grapes grown in the world today come from cultivars of Vitis vinifera, although there are other species specific to different cultures such as V. amurensis, the most important Asian species.
  • The most widely planted variety of grape is Sultana (Thompson Seedless) with popular wine-making grapes being Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache, Tempranillo, Riesling and Chardonnay.
  • Commercially cultivated grapes can usually be classified as either table or wine grapes. Whilst almost all belong to the same species, selective breeding techniques have brought about the differences between them. Table grapes tend to have large, seedless fruit with a relatively thin skin.


  • 1. Spain
  • 2. France
  • 3. Italy
  • 4. China
  • 5. Turkey
  • 6. United States
  • 7. Others

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Grapes Growth Cycle

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RLF Products

RLF has a range of products that can support the healthy growth of crops, fruits and vegetables. These include products for remediation however more importantly RLF has a series of broad-spectrum high-analysis products that can assure avoidance or reduction of nutrient issue before they occur.
Some RLF products that may help are: