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 Post subject: Good variety of Grapes
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 10:01 am 
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I live in Burleson and have sandy loam soil and would like to plant a few grape vines. Does anyone have asuggestion what type and instructions for planting?


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 Post subject: grpe variety
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:01 pm 
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hi beer;
in the nov/dec issue of texas gardener there is a fascinating article on munson grapes. t.v. munson lives from 1843-1913. he bred grapes specifically for texas. there is a facinating story of him virtually saving france's wine industry by providing them with a graft from his grapes during the 1800s when their vines were destroyed by disease. the one that sounds good for right here (i'm in joshua) is 'champanel' a black grape munson developed in 1893. resistant to cotton root rot & 'pierce's disease'. it is reported to be heat & drought tolerant & thrives in many soil types. it is reportedly good for freezing, jelly, or blended with others for winemaking. good luck
bj


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:30 pm 
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BJ, thanks for the info. Where can I get a copy of Texas Gardener?


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 Post subject: tex gard. mag
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:36 am 
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i think you can get it at a book store. their web is www.texasgardener.com & ph is 1-800-727-9020.


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 Post subject: Grapes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:46 pm 
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A good white grape for wine is Blac du Bois it was developed by U of Fl and is resistant to PD, and does well in central Texas. A good souce of information is the Yahoo Group for Organic Grapes , "ORGANIC VITICULTURE"

Richard


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