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Tim Rhoads 07-28-2011 07:11 PM

immature muscadines falling off
Any muscadine growers out there? I am growing Ison, a higher lattitude variety of Supreme. My vines do great every year. Highly productive, very little disease, etc. Its July 28. I just went out and looked at the vines, and there are immature grapes all over the ground! Perhaps 20% have fallen off! If I gently shake the vines more fall off. We have had sufficient rain. No big differences from years past. I see no fungal issues. Perplexed. Looking for an explanation. Thanks for any offers.

DoctorCAD 07-28-2011 07:30 PM

Where are you?

Are you in a drought like most of the south?

Tim Rhoads 07-29-2011 01:45 PM

No, we have had sufficient rain, so thats not it.

WIP 07-29-2011 02:26 PM

Are the stems of the clusters turning to wood?

Tim Rhoads 07-29-2011 02:47 PM

Not sure. I will check. What does it mean if they are?

WIP 07-29-2011 04:19 PM

If they are, the mother plant has given up on the grapes.

gregbathurst 07-30-2011 07:42 AM

Berries falling off is termed "shattering". Google for grape bunch shatter or similar term.

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