The Grape Grower - A Guide to Organic Viticulture

$37.95

15 in stock (can be backordered)

LON ROMBOUGH
288 PAGES 8” x 10” Soft Cover
The most comprehensive and useful book to focus on table grapes for the home gardener or small-scale vineyardist. Whether you’re just getting started, or already have a hundred vines, this book is an indispensable resource that can literally save you a ‘bunch’ of time, money, and frustration. With over 40 years of experience, Rombough is the perfect guide to walk you through all aspects of variety evaluating, site preparation, as well as vine pruning and training. The primer and reference book to organic practices that works. Anyone with grapes will benefit.

Rootstocks
G41 Dwarf
(2.5-3.1m/8-10ft)
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-13ft)
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-14ft)
G30 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/12-16ft)
G890 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/13-16ft)
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.
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