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Muscadine Vineyard Over-Production

Posted on: July 19th, 2018

Are your vines producing too much fruit, yes there is such a thing. On ideal bloom conditions or on some varieties of muscadines the vines can over crop or over produce themselves. In my opinion I believe the ideal fruit load is around 60 pounds per vine, if your vine has more fruit than this […]

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Vineyard Floor Management

Posted on: June 27th, 2018

The vineyard floor consists of the area that is on the ground directly under the main arm of the vine and has a width of about 24 inches. Muscadines have shallow roots that are typically 8-12 inches below ground level and run parallel to the top wire about 5 feet on either side of the […]

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Grow The Best Blueberries

Posted on: May 17th, 2018

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruiting crops to grow, but a little local knowledge can allow you to grow the best blueberries ever. Follow these recommendation to allow your blueberry plants to flourish. 1. Blueberries like a low ph, 4.2-4.6 is the best ph level for the plants. If your soil has not been […]

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Spraying for Disease and Insects in the Vineyard

Posted on: May 17th, 2018

  The primary diseases that affect muscadines are Black Rot, Ripe Rot, and Powdery Mildew. The primary insects are Japanese Beatles, Aphids, and leaf-hoppers. When managing the vineyard we should think preventive versus reactive, it is easier to prevent diseases and insects versus reacting to disease pressure and insect pressure.   Follow these guidelines to ensure healthy vines and high quality fruit.   1. We […]

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Muscadine Harvest Season

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

The Harvest Has Began We started picking muscadines this morning much like we have for the last 83 years. For the most part things have not changed much, we still hand pick all the fruit and we always hope for the best and pick the rest. The varieties that are ripening first are the Early […]

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