What's New at the Farm
August 6, 2021: The table grapes are going through verasion. Veraison represents the transition from berry growth to berry ripening. We measure brix, or the amount of sugar in the berries at this time, and try to predict when the grapes will be reaady to pick. Each variety of grape has a typical sugar content. We try to reach near peak ripeness before we pick for you.
August 6, 2021.
Here is a summary of verasion for our table grapes.
Chinese Black grape, too early to test sugar. Bunches are full and well proportioned.
Marquis seedless slip-skin grape, too early to test sugar. Healthy clusters.
Reliance seedless grape, just starting signs of changing color to pink. Too early to pick. However, the sugar is already at 15 brix. This will be our sweetest table grape. Wine-makers love making wine with this variety.
Himrod seedless grape, just starting signs of changing color to golden yellow. Too early to pick. Even though the sugar is only at 12 brix, the taste is very nice, even this early This will be our earliest table grape.
Everest seedless grape, already very black. Too early to pick, with the sugar at 11 brix. Right now the taste is very nice, but still a little zesty