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Grape Grower A Guide to Organic Viticulture

ISBN-10: 1890132829
ISBN-13: 9781890132828
Edition: 2002
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Description: Grapes are the most popular and widely grown fruit in the world. From the tropics to Alaska, grapes will grow successfully in almost every climate. Whether you raise them for fresh eating, or for making wine, juice, or jellies and preserves, the  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 12/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Grapes are the most popular and widely grown fruit in the world. From the tropics to Alaska, grapes will grow successfully in almost every climate. Whether you raise them for fresh eating, or for making wine, juice, or jellies and preserves, the right grapes will reward you with abundant crops for a modest investment of time and effort. Now for the first time comes a book for grape growers who wish to use organic growing methods to raise healthy, thriving vineyards in the backyard or on a small commercial scale. TheGrape Growerdistills the broad knowledge and long-time personal experience of Lon Rombough, one of North America's foremost authorities on viticulture. From finding and preparing the right site for your vineyard to training, trellising, and pruning vines to growing new grapes from seeds and cuttings,The Grape Groweroffers thorough and accessible information on all the basics. The chapters on grape species, varieties, and hybrids are alone worth the price of a college course in viticulture. Technical information on the major (and minor) insect pests and diseases that affect grapes, as well as their organic controls, makes this book an invaluable reference that readers will turn to again and again. Rombaugh also provides a wealth of information on hardy but little-known grapes that are native to North America, and on a wide range of topics, including: pruning neglected or overgrown vines growing grapes on arbors and in greenhouses controlling animal pests in the vineyard bunch grapes and muscadine grapes for the South winter protection, and how to increase the hardiness of grapes creating your own new varieties

Lon Rombough is a garden writer, nurseryman, and fruit grower. He has more than thirty-five years experience growing grapes and maintains hundreds of varieties in his small vineyard. He lives in western Oregon.

Foreword: Seed Matters
Introduction
Structure of the Vine
Getting Started: Site, Soil, and Planting
Pruning and Training
Growing Grapes Organically
Diseases of Grapes
Insects of Grapes
Animal and Bird Pests
Propagation
Rootstocks
Varieties
Grape Species
Grapes in Cold Climates and the Tropics
Breeding Grapes
Glossary of Viticultural Terms
Resources
Index

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