[NAFEX] a Glenora black grape with soft green wood

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Tue Sep 6 10:00:46 EDT 2005


Burying green growth is more likely to make it rot.  Wait until frost, 
which will knock off the leaves and kill back anything that hasn't 
hardened, THEN bury the dormant shoots.  Leaves are good if you have 
enough, though in some you might  get mice or voles which would chew 
the wood and eat buds.  Soil reduces that likelyhood.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at 
http://www.bunchgrapes.com  Winner of the Garden Writers Association 
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.

On Sep 6, 2005, at 7:54 AM, Charles Paradise wrote:

  Its good to hear that Glenora is worth retaining.

As far as getting its this-year's green wood through the winter, my 
specific question is my best best burying this year's wood in soil, or 
covering this year's wood with leaves?

Which is most likely to make this year's wood permanent so green growth 
can come from it every year?

Thanks
Charlie Paradise
with a somewhat tender Glenora grape in Massachusetts

Ribes60 at aol.com wrote: I had Glenora growing herew in Central PA and 
found it to be a very good tasting grape - one of the best. I have lost 
the vine, due to too much shade and not enoug care, but wouls be happy 
to have one growing here. I liked it very much.   Ed Mashburn
> Central PA
> Zone 5A
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