Quantcast

Don't look like last years grapes

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

David Engel

Junior
Joined
May 20, 2019
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Well this year I expected big things out of my 4 year old Merlot vine. Pictured is the 1 cluster I got last season. Looks like it should I think. Here are 2 pictures of the 2 clusters that are on the vine this year. What happened? I'm bummed to say the least. I'm in the PNW north of Seattle. We had an average summer I think.IMG_2109.jpgIMG_2387.jpgIMG_2388.jpg
 
Last edited by a moderator:

srcorndog

srcorndog
WMT Supporter
Joined
May 14, 2012
Messages
93
Reaction score
9
Location
Carrollton Georgia
My vineyard in West Georgia USA took about 5 years before I had an acceptable harvest I dropped fruit the first few years concentrating on vine development.
 

ibglowin

Moderator
Staff member
Administrator
Joined
Jul 7, 2009
Messages
21,893
Reaction score
13,254
Location
Northern Nuevo Mexico

Sage

Junior Member
WMT Supporter
Joined
Aug 23, 2014
Messages
687
Reaction score
920
Agree with IB.

Maybe it's just the lighting but the leaves look very pale. My leaves are dark green. Fertilizer??
 

Lando545

Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2019
Messages
32
Reaction score
8
Is it in a large pot/planter? If so, you are definitely going to have to supplement the vines nutrition. Like what @Sage said, you might try a diluted fertilizer. Maybe try a program with periodic feedings 2 to 4 weeks apart.
 

Latest posts

Top