I have been growing Tempranillo wine grapes from cuttings since 2017. I am a novice and learn from reading and the internet. Except for this year, I have let the canes grow from the cordones to the highest wires and almost to the ground before topping the ends to keep them from touching the ground. Once topped I would get side shoots from each leaf and kept the side shoots to a minimum by pinching them off. This year I tried another method, I have seen, and trimmed each cane at the 14th or 15th leaf and for the first time I am getting (almost) no side shoots. Would this be normal for the difference in cane lengths or something else I do not understand. Any response will be helpful. Thanks, Bret Ward @ 909-573-6084 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverside County CA Posted about 1 month ago
TN Posted about 1 month ago
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 AZ viticulture Posted over 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 NY viticulture Posted over 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 CA viticulture Posted over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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