|Nice consistent growth on 48-05-49 and Epicure|
Madeleine Angevine/Petit Milo/Auxerrois: Achieved 100% bud burst shortly after May 11 (MA at 75%, PM at 65%, Aux at 90%). These varieties are low vigor for the most part; however there are some sporadic vines in each row that are quite vigorous, particularly at the south end. Smaller leaves on these varieties, which may be better for fruit ripening and mildew control as they will produce less shade. The internode is very nice, ranging from 2 to 4". So far this is a very manageable vine with low maintenance to date.
|Good internodes on Mad Angie|
|Large node spacing on the Osceola Muscat.|
Chardonnay (Cl 76): Was quite slow to start having achieved only 50% bud burst by May 11. While still slow, the growth has been very consistent over the row, with decent node spacing (3 to 4"). Very low maintenance in the vineyard; however, we did experience some winter death, so it will be interesting to see how it overwinters again.
Ortega/Siegerrebe/L'acadia Blanc: By May 11, both Ortega and L'acadia Blanc had achieved 90% bud burst. Siegerrebe was very slow to start at only about 10%. All varieties are pretty consistent throughout the rows, but as with other varieties, slightly slower at the north end. Ortega and Siegerrebe have very nice internodes, L'acadia node spacing is average ~4 to 5". These appear to be fairly easier to control in the vineyard with low maintenance to date.
|Partial view of the whites in general|