Thursday, February 16, 2017

Suspicious activity.

Yikes!  Bud swell has been spotted in the Orange Muscat (OM) vines. Today, I happened to glance at the OM when I was passing them by, gathering my things in order to start pruning the Syrah, and wasn't sure that what I was seeing was actually the expanding OM buds rupturing their scales.  Suspicious, that something was afoot, I went and had a look-see.  Yup, on closer inspection I discovered that the OM are indeed enthused and ready to get on with vintage 2017. Early pruning will do that, sigh.
In reality, the OM are only about a week earlier than last year, and they are even a little behind schedule when compared with the 2015 vintage. Bud swell just seems early to me this year.  It is probably because, due to the rain, I feel that I am a little behind.  Prune on, Vinogirl!

5 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Time for the nieces to arrive and help?
The sun will soon begins its long warming solution to all that rain!
California Sun

Vinogirl said...

NHW: This may, or may not, be a surprise to you but I much prefer The Ramones version :)
Pruning yesterday afternoon was lovely: today the weather has turned gangster!

Dennis Tsiorbas said...
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Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: Do'h!

Thud said...

Daughter number 1 is working hard on learning to play that tune.