This post will look at the reds. Reds are for the most part a bit behind the whites, but as many of them are selected for a short growing season it may not make a difference. Again we noticed that the north end seems further along then the southern end. Will this be an ongoing concern or trend? Only time will tell, but something for us to keep watch for.
April 24, 2014
|Typical bud swell|
Early Bud Swell: 48.05.83
Bud Swell: Labelle, Zwiegelt, Regent, Pinot Noir Cl 115, Cab Libre
Advanced Bud Swell: Baltica, Marquette, Baco Noir, Leon Millet
May 1, 2014
Bud Swell: 48.05.83, Zwiegelt, Regent, Pinot Noir Cl 115, Cab Libre
Advanced Bud Swell: Labelle, Marquette, Baco Noir, Leon Millet
Bud Break: Baltica
|Baltica, May 1|
Bud Swell: Cab Libra (about 10% at advanced bud swell or bud burst), Baco Noir (about 15% at advanced bud well or bud burst)
Advanced Bud Swell: Pinot Noir Cl 115 (about 30% at bud burst), Regent (about 30% at bud burst), Labelle (about 40% at bud burst)
|Marquette, May 16|
May 16, 2014
Bud Swell: Cab Libra (about 25% at advanced bud swell or bud burst)
Bud Burst: Baltica (100%), Leon Millet (100%) Marquette (95%), Zweigelt (95%), Baco Noir (95%), Pinot Noir Cl 115 (95%), Regent (80%), Labelle (80%), 48-05-83 (80%)
With the exception of Cab Libra, all the reds are moving along quite well. The Cab Libra seems to be struggling with many of the shoots showing very little activity. This variety may need some additional attention if nothing happens soon.
With rain in the forecast for the weekend, then some hot sun following, we should start to see some heavy growth n the next couple of weeks, which of course will mean shoot tying and suckering chores! Volunteers?