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The Grape Grower: A Guide to Organic Viticulture

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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 f
ebook, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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Robert Houston
If you are serious about growing grapes this book is a must read. I have already altered what I'm doing in my vineyard based on this and I feel that I have real insight into natural plant cycles I have observed in my yard without realizing why they were happening.

this book is awesome
Matthew Philips
A great reference/textbook overall. I found it to be structured in a way that the author assumes you will purely reference a section or two rather than reading cover to cover and as a result covers the same concepts a few times. A wonderful look at a large variety of grapes which makes selecting a type for your region much easier. I found From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine a better source for a beginner's look at planting grapes, however, this book ...more
Justin  K. Rivers
It's comprehensive, detailed, and specific. Gives you all the details needed to start growing grapes yourself, and even includes information on grape breeding and grafting. Basically, it will get you started and will remain useful if you become more serious about viticulture. It gets a bit technical in places, but I found that very helpful, since many other gardening books do not provide enough concrete specific information.

The only slight qualm I have is that it came out in 2002, so if you wan
A potentially useful reference for grape growers.
Wow, this guy knows his grapes! I learned why I didn't have a good crop this year and what I did wrong, but the book is not a practical guide. It is very scientific and detailed for the real enthusiast. I just want to know the basics so I can make grape juice this year! It is inspiring to realize that anyone and everyone can and should grow grapes! Get gardening people! Feed yourselves from your own soil!
Anyone who's tried to care for a vineyard knows that information can be spotty and inconsistant at best. A host of resources offer tidbits of information that must be culled, a little from this book, a little from that one. In his book, Ron really provides a solid anchor of practical information.

If you buy only one book on viticulture, make it this one.
I just bought my own grapevine this spring, and I wanted to learn how to grow and prune it properly, so I'll have grapes in about 3 years! Woo hoo!
This book was okay, but geared more toward someone with several grapevines, like a small vineyard, not just one lonely vine to train up an arbor/pergola! Still, it had a lot of good information.
Really the best little tome for anyone interested in viticulture outside of the mainstream - for the organic growers especially. Fun and informative from a renowned enthusiast.
Tons of useful information on training and propagating vines,and on common pests and management. A bit weak on discussion of various climates and soils.
Casey Kirk
Good all around vineyard book, not bent towards California but for every climate.
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