This vineyard for example is thrity five years old. Now and again, vines are dying because they are too old so they have to be replaced by baby vines / young vines. The idea is to do a selection massale and select the best woods we will use toreplace those missing vines. Here for example I have a beautifulviolent perfect vigor and the right of thickness of shoots.
What i do is that i’m going to obviously keep my two buds for next year’s fruit, but also keep a section of the cane. which itself would have one two three four five buds.
The idea is to remove that cane when the sap will be a rising in late two winter / early spring, and lay that shoot on the find tilth earth with only one bud coming out of the surface: the other four being undergound.
I’ll leave that shoot one year, so that it forms or starts forming roots where the actual buds are. After one year we will take it out ofthe ground trim the new shoots to make them a bit more vigorous, and then back in the ground
to replace the missing vines. Selection Massale at work..
Wegmans Organic Farm Grapes
These Worden grapes look great. They’re producing really nice clusters. They do. They have awesome color. Do you think they are ready to harvest? I think so. Bill and I are here in our vineyard, part of our orchard and Bill is our team leader here at the orchard. Hello.
We just purchased this property last year so it’s something very new to us. We’ve been growing vegetables for the past 8 years and this is our first year at starting to understand organic fruit production. We have 25 different varieties of table grapes here of seeded and seedless varieties. These vines are 30 years old,
so there’s a lot of history behind these vines. We’re trying to experiment with different seedless table grape varieties to see which ones work best and be able to expand on them in the future. This is part of our overall mission here at the Wegmans Farm to learn how to grow organic fruits and vegetables and pass that information on to other growers
so we can source more local organic produce near our stores. Organic produce is available in season at all of our stores from the Wegmans Organic Farm and from our regional organic partner farms..