07/04/2017

Flowering

Each flower has the potential to become a grape.

Explore each step in the series, Vine to Vino: the lifecycle of a grape. This month, learn about flowering, and then see what's ahead for the year to come.
 
Flowering 
During flowering, grape vines develop tight bunches of tiny flowers. Grape flowers blossom from a dormant bud that emerged as a shoot during the previous year. While each flower has the potential to become a grape if pollinated and fertilized, a cold snap can kill these delicate blossoms, so some farmers take protective measures to protect their crop.


The Lifecycle of a Grape
Bud Break
Flowering
Fruit Set
Crop Thinning
Canopy Management
Veraison
Harvest
Destemming & Crush
Pressing & Fermentation
Aging
Bottling
Dormancy & Pruning

Next in the Vine to Vino series: Fruit Set
 
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