What grapes are you growing??

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  1. Sep 22, 2018 #101

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    I checked and it stated that sheridan is a concord type grape from new york first bred and released in 1921 and that it makes a good red wine and a decent rose type wine.
     
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    We planted based on what has been proven to grow/survive/produce in this area and has the ability to be versital, used for single variety wine, blending, ect And for fresh table use...
    We have 50 of each.
    Marrs
    Niagra
    Cynthiana
    Catawba
    Sunbelts
     
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    And how have they been growing? Cynthiana is also Norton. A great grape really. I have not heard of a couple of the others.
     
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    So far so good. Ive played with them innthe past...i like their wine...and it seems to make a good on its own or a blended product....time will tell
    I didn't get them to the wire, as ive not gotbthe trellising up yet....but im working on it.

    We got some of the pipe posts in.
     
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    What Trellis are you going for? VSP? I Have a VSP system for all of my grapes, Its really nice I installed a drip system for watering all my grapes and its on a timer for 2x a week. I basically just have to prune and check for bugs and spray my grapes, I don't have to worry about watering them.
     
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    Im leaning towards something very similar...the High Cordon system..... Or the 2 wire vsp?
     
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    Mine does not have all it's wires installed yet I think if I remember it's a 6 or 7 wire system. High cordon is a good system as well. But I went VSP to encourage the best yields I could while keeping the grapes of a high quality.
     

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