Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Veraison has begun in Madison. Bud break in Madison preceded Sampson by about 10 days, and bloom in Madtown was about week before it occurred in Sampson. I predict we should start seeing the first signs of veraison in Sampson in next week or two.
Posted by Jerrold at 11:38 PM
Monday, July 29, 2013
|St Pepin cluster with split berries.
We had a a fairly heavy rain on Friday (7/26). The first significant rain in about 2 weeks. As I was walking through the vineyard I noticed several split berries. I've never seen split berries at this point in the season. I assume that it is due to the recent rain, but I am not certain. It looks like about 10% of the St Pepin berries are affected. Maybe 5% of the La Crescent and 5% of the Foch. Most other cultivars don't have any splitting.
Posted by Jerrold at 4:32 PM