Saturday, September 11, 2010

More Harvest numbers from Sept. 11, 2010

We harvested Prairie star, Marquette, frontenac, and the remaining LaCrescent Here are the harvest numbers:

Prairie Star 19.2
LaCrescent 20.5
The Prairie Star and LaCrescent were blended, so I only did a ph and TA on the blend which was
ph 3.30 ta* 11 g/L

Marquette 24.2 ph 3.18 ta* 12.5g/L
Frontenac 23.2 ph 3.16 ta 14 g/L

*The TAs may be a bit off, since my Sodium Hydroxide was old.

The prairie star and lacrescent, would have had much higher sugars, but almost half of the prairie star and lacrescent were eaten by birds, and they chose the ripest bunches.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Foch and some LaCrescent harvested

One of the wineries that uses my grapes in their wines, picked the Foch and LaCrescent Sunday (9/5).

The weather was gorgeous. Sunny & dry in the low 70s. Perfect picking conditions.

The Foch was in excellent condition. The lacrescent was not quite as good, but the downy mildew hit those harder. Overall I'm happy with the quality. Next Weekend, more lacrescent, Marquette, Frontenac, and prairie star scheduled to be picked.

Jack helped too.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Today's (Sept 2) Brix report

Only 4 varieties were checked:

LaCrescent 20.8
Foch 20.2
LaCrosse 16.3
St. Pepin 19.7

We will be picking foch and La Crescent this Sunday. (already sold)