Grape maturity testing, week of 9/13/2019

By Terence Bradshaw Grapes continue to be slow to ripen. Warm days later this week should move early cultivars (Brianna, St Croix) along a bit, but most grapes need quite a bit more heat accumulation before harvest. 9/13/2019 Cultivar Brix pH %TA (g/100ml) Brianna 16.1 2.85 0.71 Verona 16.5 2.75 1.40 St. Croix 17.2 2.93 […]

2019 grape maturity testing

By Terence Bradshaw September is here, and grape harvest will soon be ‘on’ in Vermont vineyards. While the spring was generally wet overall, diligent management should have left you with relatively disease-free grapes and vines. The dry, hot/warm weather since July has been great for grape maturity, but these recent cool nights are likely to […]