Financial Analysis for

Ubervines

vs Big Pot

Benchgraft Standard Vines

Assumptions:
• Acres: 100
• VPA: 1600
• Price per ton: $2,500.00
Ubervines BigPot
Cost of vine -$6.00 -$3.00
Planting -$0.75 -$0.50 Higher planting cost due to trying to tying to training stake.
Cartons purchase & install $0.00 -$0.35 No cartons for Ubervines. Tubes cost more if used on std vines instead of cartons.
Green Training (3 passes yr 1) $0.00 -$1.25 Just let Ubers grow in wire. Maximum leaf surface for root growth.
Pruning 1st winter -$0.50 -$0.25 Prune Ubers with one foot canes x2. Clip stds to 2 buds.
Depreciation tax savings $1.05 $0.52
Green training (3 passes yr 2) $0.00 -$1.25
Cartons off yr 2 $0.00 -$0.20
Pruning 2nd winter -$0.50 -$0.50 Extend or replace canes to cover wire.
Suckering yr 3 - 2 passes $0.00 -$0.40 Ubervines on disbudded rootstock. Remove stray suckers at shoot thinning.
Pruning 3rd winter -$0.50 -$0.50 Vines even out and require identical care except for suckering advantage.
Cost per acres -$11,520.00 -$12,288.00
Cost advantage $768.00
Production yr 2 $2.00 tons $0.00 tons
Production yr 3 $5.00 tons $3.00 tons
Total advantage per acre $10,768.00
Total advantage for entire planting $1,076,800.00