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berrycrush

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This weekend I noticed some of my marquette berries turned purple, does Marquette veraision come this early?

 

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May I ask how old your Marquette vines are? I too in the NOVA/DC area and just planted 30 Marquette vines in May and am interested in hearing how they do for others in the area along with what I might be able to expect. I’d be interested in knowing what your harvest date and numbers end up being as well.
 

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No signs of my Marquette grapes turning purple on Seattle area. They are growing nicely tho!
 

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Still green in Western PA. Lots of fruit this year.
 

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Taste some , , the quick test for ripening has to be a drop in acid/ increase in sugar/ softening of berry.
A cluster does not ripen 100% all at the same time.
This weekend I noticed some of my marquette berries turned purple, does Marquette veraision come this early?
 

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Crazy, my Cab Franc just started veraison this week down in Manassas. You mentioned your vines are 5 years old - is this the first year you’ve had grapes from them?
Yes. Last year are all lost to rain, and previous year to a cold snap in May.
 

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Y'all are killing me. The only round things on my first-year marquette vines have legs and eat the leaves, so that's my fun at the moment.
 

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I had to deploy my local "air force" this AM. I found two young Spotted Towhee's raiding the few berries that had turned. I blasted them with high power water and they just laughed at me. Then I put up the boys and suddenly they left neighborhood post haste......

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