Everything you ever wanted to know about growing grapes
The growing of grapes has a long and rich history. Whether grown to produce wine, table grapes, or raisins, this tiny fruit has been a staple since nearly the dawn of civilization. This comprehensive guide includes everything you need to grow grapes, from a history and classification of grapes to cement your knowledge to specific items of interest like vine improvement, site selection, mineral nutrition, watering, vine management, and hazards to avoid.
NATURE OF THE VINE. History and Classification of Grapes. Vine Structure. Growth of the Vine. Vine Improvement. STRATEGY FOR GRAPE PRODUCTION. Site Selection and Weather Modification. Varieties. Propagation. Soils. Water. Mineral Nutrition. VINE MANAGEMENT. Pruning. Spacing and Training. Techniques to Improve Grape Quality. Harvest and Post Harvest Operations. CROP HAZARDS. Viral, Fungal, and Bacterial Diseases. Insects. Other Vineyard Pests. Weed Control and Air Pollution. GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING AT HOME. Grapes for the Home Vineyard. Wines from Grapes.