Albany Surprise Grapes Gardening

67 %
33 %
Information about Albany Surprise Grapes Gardening
Education

Published on May 7, 2014

Author: pd81xz

Source: slideshare.net

Description

Albany Surprise Grapes Gardening

Albany Surprise Grapes I enjoy reading SGA’s articles & thought I’d write one after reading a recent article about grapes. I am from NZ and ever since moving to Melbourne in the early 80′s have missed a particular grape which is very popular in NZ. It was supposedly invented in NZ and is a very aromatic & tasty grape. It is called Albany Surprise. I decided rather than fly over every year in Feb/March I would import some cuttings & grow my own. So 3 years & about $5,000 later I picked up my 2 allowable plants from the quarantine people.So the year was 2004 & I selected the two spots to plant the vines at my smallish Caulfield home. I took things slowly, grew the vine, chopped off all the grapes for the first 4 years or so & now have the two original vines producing about 60 bunches each & 4 second generation vines producing 20 or so bunches each. They are prolific croppers and I probably cut off 4 times that amount. So from mid January to mid February I forage everyday & eat a lot as the season draws to a close. Unfortunately every other critter in the area has the same idea. I am gradually building up the defenses with chicken wire & netting all around & individually wrapping each bunch in fly wire bags & now only lose 5 or 10%. I see a lot of vines in my area but not a lot of grapes. You have to really look after them. Checking for pests and diseases, putting shade cloth over them if the temperature is over 32 and thinning out the branches, leaves & bunches. I probably spend 100′s of hours looking after them throughout the year. It is entirely worth it. Happy eating everyone. Cheers Gary

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

NZ Albany Surprise grapes • SGA | Sustainable Gardening ...

Explains how to grow NZ Albany Surprise grapes in Victoria.
Read more

Grape 'Albany Surprise' Plant Care & Growing Information ...

How to grow Grape 'Albany Surprise' (Vitis), plant pictures and planting care instructions supplied by real gardeners.
Read more

Varieties Grape - Incredible Edibles® ... Bringing Your ...

Grape Albany Surprise. Bunches very sweet black table grape of sweet traditional flavour. Not seedless. Habit - Deciduous woody vines known to live for 70 ...
Read more

Grape 'Albany Surprise' for sale in fiordland nurseries

Grape 'Albany Surprise' for sale in fiordland nurseries ... Home > Fruit / Edibles / Nut trees > Grape Vine > Grape 'Albany Surprise' Grape 'Albany Surprise'
Read more

Palmers Garden Centre How to Grow Grapes - Palmers Garden ...

HOW TO GROW GRAPES. ... Albany Surprise the top selling black variety. ... professional advice and the latest in NZ gardening trends, ...
Read more

www.garden-nz.co.nz

It is with great sadness that I send out this final Garden-NZ newsletter to farewell our gardening friends. Unfortunately after many years, the Garden-NZ ...
Read more

Incredible Edibles Plant Grape Albany Surprise 3L ...

Find Incredible Edibles Plant Grape Albany Surprise 3L for the lowest prices at Bunnings Warehouse. Visit your local store for the widest range of GARDEN ...
Read more

2. – Viticulture – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

For decades Albany Surprise was the most widely grown table grape in New Zealand. ... Maggy Wassilieff. 'Viticulture - Grape varieties', ...
Read more

Albany Surprise Wine

A look at Albany Surprise grapes and wines through the experiences of wine drinkers. Learn about Albany Surprise, join discussions, write reviews, and shop ...
Read more