I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Post by Placido » Sun May 20, 2018 9:47 am

Phenomenal rate of growth, Jacksparrow. Lookin' good :).

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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon May 28, 2018 9:12 pm

Ten days on and the vine is looking for height
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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Post by Placido » Tue May 29, 2018 10:22 am

Can't get over how quickly it grows !
We're all becoming keen viticulture-watchers :munch: :yummy: . Hang on a minute ...... who actually treads the grapes ??!! :unsure:

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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:20 pm

Here is the vine today. Reaching for the stars. I have had to curb it's ambitions to the left and will soon need to stop it getting much taller as it can be affected by the wind.
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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:58 pm

The vine today. I have been lopping off bits and bobs to keep it in it's corner and keep it low.
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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Post by Placido » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:04 am

Can taste it now ....... :P

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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:47 pm

Placido wrote:Can taste it now ....... :P
It'll be a few weeks before I can estimate the number of bottles. There will definitely be grapes but the quantity is open to question. :nod:

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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:27 pm

Nearly a month since the last update and the vine has not stopped growing. The photo shows it after two or three prunings. Happily the grapes are growing too. :)
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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Post by Placido » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:46 am

Does it continue to grow down the other side of the wall ?? If so, who lives there and is that adjacent chateau for sale :) ??

Phenomenal growth - this unending sunshine must be good for a premium crop of extra-juicy, sweet, large grapes, leading to a full-bodied wine with an extra-specially fragrant, full-bodied, lingering bouquet.
Not that I know anything about it :rolleyes:.

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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:12 pm

The other side of the wall is the chateau's walled garden (well, partly walled and the remainder fenced :nod: )
If the warm weather persists we may have an early vintage :eek: . The earliest recorded was in August but is more usually in late September. The
grape variety does not produce large grapes but lots of sweet little ones with pips. :)

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