Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tendrils gone wild.

If any further evidence was needed to prove that a grape cluster is a modified tendril, here it is - one of several hundred morphing-into-mini-cluster-tendrils that were hanging about in the Cabernet Sauvignon canopy...y'know, flowering and stuff.  Well, they were until I cut them off in their prime. 
I spent the entire past weekend stuffing shoots under trellis wires and removing the aforementioned modified tendrils, along with any other opportunistic secondary fruit clusters (on lateral shoots).  I needed to get the vineyard whipped into shape before the rain, which was forecast for the next two days, appeared.  And rain it did, much more than I expected.  Rain this time of year is not at all detrimental to the grapevines, it really is just more of a nuisance.  And now, with all the shoots stuffed, Vinomaker can easily navigate the newly tamed rows to re-sulphur the vines and protect them from powdery mildew.


New Hampshire Wineman said...

Vinogirl, tendril (pressuretropic) is added to my understanding of helio, geo, and hydro-tropic concepts of flora basics, but is there an application for musicatropic;-) And how will grapes respond to AC/DC?

Thud said...

By making a whole lot of rose?

Thud said...

Make that, whole lot of rosé.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Thud beat me to it!

Thud: Well done :)