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David Engel

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Hi All,

First time poster. I bought three (3) year old vines from a nursery in Oregon in March. They delivered, I got them into a temporary pot, and then into permanent dirt at the beginning of May. The Merlo vine has taken off. The 2 Chardonnay vines ... nothing. I’m on the west side of Washington State. I don’t know when Chardonnay vines bud. Ideas?
 

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are they still green. just make a small scratch on surface of vine, if not green they are dead. other wise just wait.
 

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I’m in Olympia and my Chardonnay vines are growing nicely. Conversely, my Cabernet Sauvignon are struggling and only 50% have bud break.
 

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48EB1DB8-999C-427A-A1F1-171A1BC7AE35.jpeg Super Noob here, be patient. The wife took a snip 1/16 from the top... looks pretty gone to me.
 

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:hMy wife sniped off another 1/8" and found green in both. So now we wait and cross our fingers.
 

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