grapevine

Wonderful Nurseries Calendar

January

  • Digging field nursery
  • Trimming and grading vines
  • Hot water dipping vines
  • Packing vines away into cold storage
  • Making rootstock & scionwood cuttings for grafting
  • Hot water dipping cuttings
  • Packing away cuttings into cold storage
  • Shipping dormant & dormant pot vine orders
  • Pruning dormant potted vines in shade house
  • Preparing ground for field nursery
  • Planting rotation ground with rotation crop

February

  • Finish digging field nursery trimming and grading vines
  • Hot water dipping vines
  • Packing vines away into cold storage
  • Finish making rootstock & scionwood cuttings for grafting
  • Hot water dipping cuttings
  • Packing away cuttings into cold storage
  • Shipping dormant & dormant pot vine orders
  • Pruning & shredding rootstock & scionwood blocks
  • Applying pre-emergence weed sprays to all increase blocks
  • Begin grafting early greenvine orders (up to 250,000 per day)
  • Potting greenvine orders

March

  • Grafting for field nursery (250,000 vines per day)
  • Potting greenvine orders
  • Planting field nursery
  • Applying preventative insecticides in all rootstock & scionwood blocks
  • Shipping large quantities of dormant vine orders
  • Shipping dormant pots

April

  • Digging field nursery (up to 250,000 vines per day)
  • Trimming and grading vines
  • Hot water dipping vines
  • Packing vines away into cold storage
  • Begin making rootstock & scionwood cuttings for grafting
  • Hot water dipping cuttings
  • Packing away cuttings into cold storage
  • Shipping early vine orders

May

  • Finish planting field nursery
  • Shipping of dormants
  • Shipping of greenvines
  • Monitoring field nursery
  • Monitoring greenhouses

June

  • Shipping of dormants
  • Shipping of greenvines
  • Monitoring field nursery
  • Monitoring greenvines
  • Application of preventative insecticides

July

  • Finish shipping of dormant vines
  • Shutting down cold storage
  • Shipping of greenvines
  • Monitoring field nursery
  • Monitoring greenvines
  • Harvesting of rotation crop
  • Walking field nursery for off-types & estimates

August

  • Monitoring field nursery
  • Monitoring greenvines
  • Working the ground of rotation blocks
  • Walking field nursery for off-types & estimates
  • Finish shipping of greenvines

September

  • Monitoring field nursery
  • Monitoring greenvines
  • Walking filed nursery for off-types & estimates
  • Checking scionwood blocks & sources for potential problems

October

  • Monitoring field nursery
  • Monitoring potted vines
  • Begin making grafting decisions for upcoming year
  • Begin sourcing grafting materials

November

  • Monitoring field nursery
  • Monitoring potted vines
  • Finalizing grafting decisions
  • Preparing facilities for upcoming year

December

  • Digging field nursery (up to 250,000 vines per day)
  • Trimming and grading vines
  • Hot water dipping vines
  • Packing vines away into cold storage
  • Begin making rootstock & scionwood cuttings for grafting
  • Hot water dipping cuttings
  • Packing away cuttings into cold storage
  • Shipping early vine orders

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