Hello: I'm attempting to track down a non-patent non-gmo non-cloned cutting/stock/bare root/potted Ribier Grape. Seems this varietal is disappearing. I seek it for juice, but also want to try my hand at improve- ment*. Any idea where these may still be hanging on in a home vinyard? I don't need 1,000 (that quantity I could get) just a few to see if they take to this climate. Thanks in advance!
* As I plan to cross pollinate, etc, to develop an improved type, I don't want to step on anyones' patent
Cochise County Arizona viticulture Posted almost 4 years ago
hi, I planted my grape vine about 20 years ago. I was busy, and had small children, so i didnt pay attention to the attached tag which said the name of the variety. They are sweet with a slight tartness, small, light green grapes. Is there any way to find out what variety it is, so I can read up more about it? Also, what can I do with the grape leaves? I have heard that tea can be made from just putting the new leaves into hot water, is that true? thanks in advance for your help.
New York County New York viticulture Posted almost 4 years ago
Got burn on some white grapes. Property is extremely hot and dry and peak months it's gets into the high 90's and stays in the 80's until 6-7p.m. How to prevent avoid burn. The weird thing was the burn happened after berries were fool size.
Orange County California viticulture Posted almost 4 years ago
I am taking a wine class and I need to answer the following question; my red wine smells like raisins and prunes. What can I do in the vineyard next year to prevent this? I cannot find an answer but I suspect it might have to do with sunburned grapes. If anyone can help, that would be great.
Norfolk County Massachusetts viticulture Posted almost 4 years ago
What are some steps that can be taken in the fall to prepare the vines for a better outcome next year?
Cleveland County Oklahoma viticulture Posted about 4 years ago
Is this a grape vine and are these grapes edible? If so, how can I do anything to make them grow bigger and to improve the taste?
Hennepin County Minnesota viticulture Posted about 4 years ago
What insect/disease leaves peelable, brownish gray, irregular shaped, angular edged, patches on grapevine leafs? I have seen this on the top and underside of the leafs on both my vinifera and frontenac grapevines. In peeling back the patches, I do not see any insect eggs and the patch seems to peel off fairly cleanly.
Can you improve the taste and sweetness of your grapes
We are in the Coastal Zone of Monterey County, California, typically too cool for good fruit set for pinot noir (300 vines) and chardonnay (100 vines). We had great clusters (number and size) this spring due to some warm weather at the right time when the buds were forming last year, but the last two weeks have seen maybe 10 hours total over 70 degrees. Mostly mid 60s. So shatter, whole clusters, is happening. I'm also seeing the peduncle at the same time drying up and easily breaking off. Is there something else going on that I need to be aware of, or is this typical of shatter?
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