Fabulous looking grapes. Has the fire up there affected the growth at all?
The fire has had a very minor effect on the grapes this year because the smoke went eastward with the prevailing winds and away from our vineyards. There have been much worse fires in the past 10 years that created nuclear winter type days in the middle of August.
I have grown some grapes just in my garden.... I live in the North of UK.... We had a splendid summer but August was wet & cold. My grapes are still on the vine... A white grape! Someone said I could feed with tomatoe fertilizer???Do you know anything of that... Yours are marvelous...Mine are just a paltry few in my garden in the uk....Have a great day
Message to Sunny, The climate for growing grapes, especially wine grapes, needs to be a long, warm, and dry summer which California affords. Northern UK might be a bit to wet and mild for the grape sugars and flavors to develop. There are grape varieties that ripen in cooler climates like the concord grape. Maybe ask at your local nursery for their advise. Sorry for the delay in responding, but this is the first day that we haven't been picking, crushing, or pressing grapes for about 2 weeks. Happy October!!
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