[NAFEX] grape problem
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sun Sep 14 17:08:34 EDT 2003
Probably a combination of berry splitting (usually caused by rain at
ripening time) and yellowjacket/wasps attacking the fruit. Splitting is a
varietal thing - some grapes split more than others. The wasps are
attracted to sweet fruit in general, so the only alternative to them is to
plant sour grapes that they (or you) wouldn't want to eat.
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From: "Joe Boles" <jo.bo at rogers.com>
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 16:57:08 -0400
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: [NAFEX] grape problem
My Canadice grape had its first crop. The bunches started to ripen and all
was well. As they ripened some grapes got a slit in them; thinking its was
birds I covered them with a net. The problem worsened as days passed by. A
lot of wasps buzzing around the bunches with a lot of earwigs in the
bunches. Eventually most every grape had a slit. Can anyone help.
Mississauga, Ontario, Z5
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