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Old 07-28-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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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.



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Old 07-28-2011, 07:30 PM   #2
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Where are you?

Are you in a drought like most of the south?



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Old 07-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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No, we have had sufficient rain, so thats not it.

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Are the stems of the clusters turning to wood?

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

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

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



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