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VEN 3 Lecture 3 Announcements: None Previous Lecture: The previous lecture was about the types of grapes used for wine. We also learned about different pests and diseases lethal to grape vine plants. Growing Wine Grapes I. Vine Cycle A. Budbreak : April 1 1. Dormant vine and buds; new shoots emerge B. Fruitset 1. Buds that don’t turn to fruit fall off 2. Pea sixed berries (hard/green) C. Verasion 1. Berries develop color and soften D. Harvest : September 15 1. Varies with variety, location, weather 2. Between verasion and harvest start berry sampling E. Dormancy : November/ December 1. Autumn after leaf drop F. Pruning : December /February II. Dormant Buds A. Contain developing flower clusters that will produce next year’s fruit 1. environmental conditions that exist this year will greatly influence next year’s crop B. # of remaining buds after pruning determines the maximum number of fruit clusters C. 1 shoot = 2 clusters III. Berry Structure and Composition A. Berry Stucture 1. Pigment
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