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Trading cuttings May be getting too late, but if anyone is into trading cuttigns of muscat grapes, I have a few selections. Contact me asap though, since it is getting above
johnstondavid464
Mar 16
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Re: GRAPE BREEDING I was sold on using the Zehnder 74.21.5 by Bob Zehnder himself a few years ago. He and I wrote a lot back when people still wrote real letters and his
johnstondavid464
Mar 16
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Re: Which hybrids are better for areas with cool summers? The acidity of the variety should be on the low side, because in cool climates even if the grapes can get sweeter, the acidity remains high. Best to plant a
johnstondavid464
Mar 16
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Re: GRAPE BREEDING I cannot resist the temptation to do one more year of grape breeding. I intend to do the old tried method of 'back crossing', i.e. both parents should share
johnstondavid464
Mar 16
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Re: planting before a relatively hard frost Thanks John and Dan - great to see there is consensus on this. Anyonr have thoughts about storage in the interim? The vendor told me to just keep them in the
Robert Burgholzer
Mar 15
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Re: planting before a relatively hard frost Keep them cool, 15°C or less, dark, and the roots damp--not wet, damp. g Sent from my iPad On Mar 15, 2014, at 9:25, "John Sperr"
Gale, George
Mar 15
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Re: planting before a relatively hard frost Delay planting if feasible. If not, make sure to cover the graft union with a large mound of dirt to protect it. Remove the dirt after all frost danger and
Daniel Strickland
Mar 15
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Re: planting before a relatively hard frost Yes, keep the plants dormant and delay planting until early or mid-May. They will quickly catch up and exceed the growth performance of plants set out too
John Sperr
Mar 15
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Re: planting before a relatively hard frost Thanks a bunch Aaron. We decided to sit on it as you advise. Now, of course, I have the challenge of learning to properlu store the vines until they are
Robert Burgholzer
Mar 15
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Re: planting before a relatively hard frost Hi Robert, I wait till it warms up a bit. If you cannot wait for some reason, be sure to fully cover the new plants with very loose topsoil or compost to
Aaron Puhala
Mar 14
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planting before a relatively hard frost We have our first plot of dormant benchgraft cab-sauv vines in hand, and were planning to plant this weekend. There was a shift in the forecast which is now
Robert Burgholzer
Mar 14
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S.V. 12-309 (Roucaneuf) and S.V.11-318 I am looking for some cuttings of the above two grapes for evaluation in my vineyard. If you have either of these varieties and would provide cuttings please
Louis Woody
Feb 19
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Re: Which hybrids are better for areas with cool summers? There are some early labruscas in the Baltic, Juduope and Lipsna are two of them. I'm not sure what the quality is like though.
marches2
Feb 18
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Re: Where is everyone? I'm filing your note somewhere so I can find it next trip up to see the family in Bettendorf.  Thank you for the invitation, looking forward to seeing your
gp
Jan 5
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Re: Where is everyone? I have just begun to prune my hybrid wine / table grapes.  If anyone is interested in what I have, please contact me off list for a description.  I have
David Johnston
Dec 22, 2013
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Re: Where is everyone? Doing well. It's a reliable performer for sure. We have gone to a vineyard blend of Leon, Sabrevois and Marquette. The Leon always produces great color and
obriendot
Dec 22, 2013
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Re: Where is everyone? How's Leon Millot doing, Dot? g From: Dorothy > Reply-To:
Gale, George
Dec 22, 2013
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Re: Where is everyone? Glen, I started here as a hobby grape grower and evolved more to the winery side. We have 7 acres of grapes and purchase many tons for the winery's
obriendot
Dec 22, 2013
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Re: Where is everyone? Hi Glen, I can't sell my wine as I am a hobby winemaker. I live in a dry county where manufacturing for sale is illegal. Mike ... From:
Mike
Dec 5, 2013
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Re: Where is everyone? Hi Mike, At 68 everyone slows down a bit.  With respect to this thread, I suspect everyone is always here, lurking in the ether so as not to disturb the
gp
Dec 5, 2013
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Re: Where is everyone? Just finished bottleing my 2011 reds,l and getting ready to rack mly 2013 wines. I'm running behind for the first time in 13 years. Maybe I'm just wearing
Mike
Dec 4, 2013
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Re: Where is everyone? David It has been snowing for a day and a half. Last night's low was 2°F. The fireplace is warm and cozy. I'm sitting here dreaming of future crosses but
Chateau Stripmine
Dec 4, 2013
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Where is everyone? Where have all of the grape conversations gone? I am getting ready to prune and swap cuttings of my hybrid grapes.
johnstondavid464
Dec 4, 2013
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Pruning Season Soon to start pruning the vines. Am keen on trading cuttings. Easiest for folks in Washington State who can just come to the property, but I have mailed them
johnstondavid464
Dec 1, 2013
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Re: GRAPE BREEDING Yes I agree, so the Z74.21.5 had to be a cross with Agria. Severnyi does make a good rich inky wine locally.  A fellow named John Adams has a lot of it
David Johnston
Dec 1, 2013
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Re: Which hybrids are better for areas with cool summers? I think that Vitis Labrusca is quite cool hardy, and thrives in the PNW. Yes there are some really harsh flavored grapes on many of them, but now we have some
johnstondavid464
Dec 1, 2013
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Re: Vitis Coignetiae from Sakhalin I am trying to get cuttings from this selection and just called the Nursery. On Sunday, December 1, 2013 6:44 AM, "johnstondavid464@..."
David Johnston
Dec 1, 2013
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Re: GRAPE BREEDING I do have a pkt. of seeds of Z74.21.5 x Black Monukka if anyone is keen on that sort of cross.  quite a few seeds, and I don't need all of them. On Sunday,
David Johnston
Dec 1, 2013
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Re: GRAPE BREEDING Since it is female, you probably have Severnyi. Three vines are often confused and unintentionally sold under a variety of names. I got this information from
Chateau Stripmine
Dec 1, 2013
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Re: GRAPE BREEDING All I know is that I got the plant from a certificed Nursery in Canada, years ago, and when I grew the vine out it had female flowers.  Perhaps it is actually
David Johnston
Dec 1, 2013
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