February 1st 2011 Issue

Last Bite–The Comeback Kid

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A typical Riesling vineyard in Germany’s Mosel region. Some of the steepest vineyards in the world are found in [...]

Rootstocks, varieties, and tree training

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A research and demonstration orchard near Ferrara, Italy, is a horticulturist’s dream—a 25-acre plot to study rootstocks, varieties, and [...]

Running ladders

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Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Many thanks for running the article on my Running Fruit Ladders project, “Large Art For [...]

Clean plant material fundamental

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The young vines in grow tubes are replants due to disease-contaminated plant material.

When Tedd Wildman began planting lesser-known red [...]

Spin your weeds away

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After years of sitting on a tractor to knock down vineyard weeds with an old grape hoe, only doing [...]

Should you graft or replant?

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An example of a field-grafted vine.

Reasons to redevelop a vineyard vary—the vines may be the wrong variety, riddled with [...]

Good Stuff

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With Come Unglued, there is no need to replace expensive PVC fittings.

Quick PVC pipe fix
Come Unglued is a [...]

New varieties are slow to be planted

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Laimburg Research Center’s Daniele Bona, left, shows the differences between high and low elevation in their variety trials.

Golden Delicious [...]

Marketers line up exclusive apples

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Auvil Fruit Company
For a long time, Auvil Fruit Company had been on the lookout for a yellow, [...]

Good Point

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At this year’s Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers’s annual meeting, we have a special session called “Getting Paid: [...]