Saturday, June 12, 2010

One day, this will be wine

And I'll probably drink some. The grappes are developing nicely and the flowers, such as they are, are opening. It won't be long until the tiny fruit appears and begins to grow into full-sized grapes.

The tiny young grape buds still point upward toward the sun.

At this point we are entering summer (although the solstice is still about a week away). Now the only thing for the growers to do is to trim the vines, which directs the energy into the grapes as opposed to new leaves, spray against mold, and hope there are no hail storms.

Grape flowers opening up.

Once autumn arrives, they'll be out there with their little kits to test the sugar levels in the grapes and determine when the harvest will start. But that's a long way off still.

7 comments:

  1. Walt,
    I've lost your email. do you have mine. Need your advise on a project I'm doing.
    Leo

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  2. I didn't know that grapes start off by growing upward, thanks for that tidbit.

    I hope you're feeling much better today.

    BettyAnn

    word verification: paresse - what happens to grapes in the fall?

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  3. In all the years we've been going to France, we've never been to a vineyard.

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  4. Rain Rain Rain here too
    and we have the F1 this W.E ...........

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  5. And we'll be BACK!!!!!! Get the barrels ready!

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  6. vtt, thanks!

    leon, got it.

    bettyann, feeling better, but not 100%. Thanks.

    starman, you need to fix that!

    beaver, I did see the GP of Canada was on tv.

    leesa, :)

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