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mangomandan

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Grape cornucopia
« on: June 03, 2017, 08:26:23 AM »
I planted two types of grapes deemed suitable for Florida a couple years ago.

One seems to have died away, but the Burgundy Bunch grape had its first nice crop this year. The grapes taste good, have a tiny seed. I would say they are not as richly flavored as grapes from the market.








Mark in Texas

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Re: Grape cornucopia
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 09:41:00 AM »
I planted two types of grapes deemed suitable for Florida a couple years ago.

One seems to have died away, but the Burgundy Bunch grape had its first nice crop this year. The grapes taste good, have a tiny seed. I would say they are not as richly flavored as grapes from the market.





Nice job!  Grapes require 13-15 healthy leaves per cluster to perform well.   If you're willing to deal with the minor inputs necessary to grow viniferas I recommend Flame Seedless, Crimson Seedless, and Autumn Royal.

My vineyard is out of control.  Before recent trimming by hand (which I haven't finished yet)  the rows are 8' H X 10' wide in places. And no, I haven't fertilized since spring 2016. Am stumped as to why.



 

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