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    S04 vs. 3309 rootstock for limestone?

    I read through that chart earlier and just went through it again - thank you. Some of it is beyond me at this point to pick out phylloxera or rootstocks suitable for nematodes but the general characteristics are helpful. There are a half dozen rootstock varieties suited to moist clay soils so...
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    Grape variety help please

    Great resource for pruning! Thank you.
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    S04 vs. 3309 rootstock for limestone?

    I checked with VineTech and they‘ve said that SO4 is slightly more tolerant of limestone and clay so it’s better fit than 3309. The winemaker from the local boutique place has also suggested SO4 as well so it’s a good choice. Interestingly they only grow hybrids so I’m not sure how well the...
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    S04 vs. 3309 rootstock for limestone?

    No, I‘m in Ontario in Grey County but checking with a couple locals is a good thought. Both Coffin Ridge and Georgian Hills are pretty close to me here.
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    S04 vs. 3309 rootstock for limestone?

    Does anyone have experience using S04 or 3309 rootstock growing on limestone? My property is on the Niagara escarpment and I have an exposed limestone ridge that I want to plant with some Riesling. It’s non traditional and not really a winter hardy choice but I really like to drink Riesling...
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    Grape variety help please

    Thank you! I think I‘m going to try trimming it back when it’s a bit warmer out, -27C is a bit too cold for me right now so I like your suggestion. I don’t think the old arbour is worth saving but I’ll go investigate it when I check out the vine. It looks like a lot of it is buried in the knee...
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    Grape variety help please

    I talked to the farmer that used to rent the land from the previous owner and as far as he knows she used to eat them as table grapes once they were ripe. So they could very well be concord - they did make fantastic jam. The suggestion to cut it back isn’t one that I’d thought about. It...
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    Winter protection?

    Aside from my mystery vine that sounds very much like it could be Isabella, I’ve planted a few varieties to see what works best here - marechal Foch, Frontenac, Vidal etc. What has your experience been over the winter months with damage to young canes? I bought some collars for a couple new...
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    Any geologists out there?

    You’re welcome. I graduated with a Mining Engineering degree so I studied a lot of geology. I’m not sure where the Mason-Dixon Line is but your best resource will be here: Maryland Geology . I’m guessing you’re somewhere in the Atlantic coastal plain? That region covers the quaternary...
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    Any geologists out there?

    Looks like shale - dark clay interbedded with sand. Shale needs both pressure and a source of material to form. Since the layers are really thin it didn’t have a large constant supply of fine sediment so it wouldn’t have been at the outflow of a river for example. The dark colour is from...
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    Grape ID Help

    Take lots of pictures of the vines, the leaves and fruit. If you have time (lots of it) you can try checking out the descriptors from the international association of vine and wine at Description of grape varieties . This is what I’ve slowly looking at when I have time but unless you’re a...
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    Grape variety help please

    I think I pulled the grapes a bit early if I was making wine. When they are fully ripe they are almost black. I don’t think there would be much left for me if I waited though, the birds seemed to really enjoy those ones. I don’t have netting and this would be a tough arbour to cover since the...
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    Grape variety help please

    To be honest I have no Idea how old this vine is but I suspect it’s very old. This farm was started by a family about 1880 and stayed with them until the 1960’s. A dutch lady from the city bought it with her husband and they used it as a summer cottage. She didn’t spend a penny here on paint...
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    Grape variety help please

    Hello everyone, I’ve been following these forums for a little while now but this is my first post. I bought a farm in the Georgian Bay Area of Ontario and planted a few varieties this spring - Baco Noir, Cabernet & Vidal but they’re just starting out. This property hasn’t been “farmed” in...
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