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The Grape Grower: A Guide to Organic Viticulture [Paperback]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   340
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 8" Height: 9.75"
Weight:   1.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2002
Publisher   Chelsea Green
ISBN  1890132829  
EAN  9781890132828  

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Grapes are the most popular and widely grown fruit in the world. From the tropics to Alaska, grapes will grow successfully in almost every climate. Whether you raise them for fresh eating, or for making wine, juice, or jellies and preserves, the right grapes will reward you with abundant crops for a modest investment of time and effort.

Now for the first time comes a book for grape growers who wish to use organic growing methods to raise healthy, thriving vineyards in the backyard or on a small commercial scale. The Grape Grower distills the broad knowledge and long-time personal experience of Lon Rombough, one of North America's foremost authorities on viticulture.

From finding and preparing the right site for your vineyard to training, trellising, and pruning vines to growing new grapes from seeds and cuttings, The Grape Grower offers thorough and accessible information on all the basics. The chapters on grape species, varieties, and hybrids are alone worth the price of a college course in viticulture. Technical information on the major (and minor) insect pests and diseases that affect grapes, as well as their organic controls, makes this book an invaluable reference that readers will turn to again and again.

Rombaugh also provides a wealth of information on hardy but little-known grapes that are native to North America, and on a wide range of topics, including:

pruning neglected or overgrown vines

growing grapes on arbors and in greenhouses

controlling animal pests in the vineyard

bunch grapes and muscadine grapes for the South

winter protection, and how to increase the hardiness of grapes

creating your own new varieties

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More About Lon Rombough

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lon Rombough is a well-known garden writer, nurseryman, and fruit grower. He has more than thirty-five years experience growing grapes and maintains hundreds of varieties in his small vineyard. A prominent member of North American Fruit Explorers, or NAFEX, he lives in western Oregon. You can visit Lon's website at

Lon Rombough currently resides in the state of Oregon. Lon Rombough was born in 1949.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
An excellent resource for beginners and veterans  Oct 1, 2007
After growing grapes casually (ornamentally, really) for the past five years, we somehow in a drought year came up with an outstanding crop of the most delicious grapes. Seeing some potential for our 40 acres, I recently invested in a small library on grape growing and winemaking, and find this book to be first-class. It is very straightforward and gives a great introduction to the growing of grapes in general, with enticing tangents about grape propagation and breeding. I did not find the book burdened by the "organic" in the title. He offers a wide variety of solutions to grape growing problems, and while his philosophy favors organic methods, I didn't find the book awkwardly tied to only those solutions. I thought it was very balanced.
Excellent for persons looking into planting a vineyard.  Sep 4, 2007
This is a very well written and easy read book on growing all types of grapes. Details of picking, planting, preparing are all spelled out in great detail. We are entertaining the idea of putting in a vineyard and this book has given us a lot of knowledge of what we need to do and how to do it.
An Eye Opener  Jul 19, 2007
This book has taught me everything I need to know - after several aborted attempts at growing grapes over the years, I now have great vines that bear wonderfully. Thank you!
Excellent condition and fast delivery! Good seller.  May 28, 2007
Great book and reference. Good seller correspondence.
For vintners that don't know everything  May 7, 2007
I bought this book as a gift for my dad, and he said that it was a great resource that used a lot of plain language, not jargon. He also said that there's a lot in the book that he never plans on using, but that parts of it were really good. If nothing else, I'd say it makes a great gift for the grapes/wine enthusiast.

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