Foster Seedling Grape

Serving Growing Ohios Grape and Wine Industry

Last January, January 6ththe official day of the polar vortex we experienced really damaging temperatures.Anywhere from around twenty below zero to about sixteen below zerowhere it killed the fruiting buds and it killed actual grape vines.And we've never experienced any damage like this before.And we've never we really didn't know the extentof the damage on the vines until April May in that time frame when we didn't see anybuds developing and even some of thetrunks cracked.

But the impact of that was dramaticwe have no crop at all in our vinifera and we grow varieties like Chardonnay, PinotNoir, Cabernet Franc, Rieslingand without any grapes, we were forced to buya lot of grapes. But it's had a huge impactas far as the grape production not to mention the actual wine losswhich is two or three years spanning. Because in some of the vineyardsthat will have to be replaced from the ground up

with new vines we will not get the first crop is three to four years out.So the impact is just dramatic and millions and millions of dollars.Actually in the viticulture program at Ohio Stateone of our focus of the research is cold hardiness of grapes.So really that's one of my expertise in this fieldof learning more about how grapes cope with freezing with cold in general.After this cold event our growers really needed a lot of help in terms of how to not onlyassess

the damage but also how to deal with the vinesthat are damaged. And we conducted a lot of workshops just toshow them how to prune the vines. Our relationship with Ohio State goes wayback in the 1980'sWe've had a long standing relationship with ongoing research in the wineryand in the vineyards. Currently with Imed Damiour research stems lately from the cold winter vortexwhere we've had a lot of the vines killed and damagedfrom the minus twenty degree temperatures.

Current research is kind of involved tothe extent of the damage to determine the actual damage andto have pruning studies done to see what was the best way to prunethese injured vines. We have not had temperatures that coldsince 1994 here and myself and a lot of the grape growershave not experienced this cold damage. So we need research to help uskind of figure out what's the next step and see what our future is in these vineyards.

In The Garden With Nick Federoff How To Grow Tomatoes

HOUSE PAINTS LIKE YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE AT 8:00 HERE AT KCAL9, BACK TO YOU. PASTA POSSIBILITY WHEN IT COMES TO COOKING WITH TOMATOES ESPECIALLY FRESH OFF THE VINE SANDRA MITCHELL IN THE DPGARDEN WITH TIPS.

TIME quot;IN THE GARDENquot; WITH NICK FEDEROFF FROM THINGS GREEN TOMATOES. TOMATOES TOMATOES ABOUT THOSE HOW DO YOU SAY THAT WHAT IS PROPER WAY. WHOLE THING OFF NO, NO, NO, NO, NOT AT ALL.

BECAUSE WE'RE HERE AT KENNETH HAHN PARK GORGEOUS, L.A. AUDIT ABOUT AN HOOKED ME UP CLASSES YOU CAN COME OUT CHECK OUT THE WEB SITE, RIGHT NOW, ONE THING NOT FINDING TOMATOS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOMATOES THIS ONE IS A R

ROMO TOMATO DETERMINANTANT AT THE MOMENT YOU MAKE SALTSA IN ONE DAY, NOW THE OTHER TYPES ARE WHAT THEY CALL INDETERMINANT, INDETERMINANT MEANS, THAT THEY ARE GOING TO PRODUCE FOR YOU, ALL THROUGHOUT A LONG GROWING

SEASON EACH ONE OF THESE PLANTS SHOULD GIVE BETWEEN 40 TO 0 POUNDS TOMATOES, YES, BE CAREFUL YOU DON'T WANT THE PLANT IF YOU ARE BEGINNING GARDINER WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS PLANT A MINIMUM OF ONE OF THEM, AND I WANT YOU TO GET,

THESE RIGHT HERE. OKAY IN THOSE ARE CHERRY TOMATOES AND LOOK AT THIS SEE LOOK AT THIS HE I DIDN'T KNOW WE BROUGHT THEM LIKE THAT, OKAY. SO GOOD, JUST FANTASTIC. OKAY, YOU GET THEM

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