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Old May 6th, 2008, 07:01 PM
marie dudin marie dudin is offline
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chardonnay grapes

Has anyone tried growing chardonnay grapes? A friend told me they are delicious eating so I bought one at Gardenworks last year. Maybe not that practical for the lower mainland climate but I couldn't resist. It is just starting to show a little leaf on the weekend.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 11:52 AM
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Re: chardonnay grapes

Chardonnay is one of the most planted white grape in the OK Valley for wine and sparkling wine, on the coast it will be (because of humidity and a wetter climate) be prone to mildew and bunch rot, spray at bloom and petal fall and again just before berries get tight on the bunch and enjoy!!
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:39 PM
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Re: chardonnay grapes

What do you spray with?
I am organic method myself so might have to get the blow dryer out (haha).
So do you think they have good flavour as a table grape?
Thanks tobias.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 03:35 PM
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Re: chardonnay grapes

not sure, if you can get sulphur for powdery mildew at a local garden centre (or a local vineyard) use it (also called Kumulus). Bunch rot sprays may be a little harder to find as far as organic is concerned, remove leaves around the bunches for air movement and keep your vines dry even if you have to go and shake them after a rain
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 03:37 PM
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Re: chardonnay grapes

sorry forgot about the flavour I LOVE eating wine grapes !!
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Old June 5th, 2008, 06:05 PM
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Re: chardonnay grapes

Thanks a lot for the info. I will try the shaking and pinching & see how it goes.
Will be a couple years until any tasting begins!
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