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Published by Merriam & Cairns Co. in St. Helena, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Nursery stock,
  • Catalogs,
  • Nurseries (Horticulture),
  • Grapes,
  • Seedlings

Book details:

Edition Notes

Cover title.

StatementMerriam & Cairns Co
ContributionsHenry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
The Physical Object
Pagination[6] p. (folded) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26243264M
OCLC/WorldCa903215112

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This beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for growers, vintners, and enthusiasts. Inside you'll find information on ripening periods for 53 varieties grown in California, ripening dates of varieties by period and growing district, and detailed illustrations of grapevine structure. Most Price: $ The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. Wine Grape Varieties: CA. Publication Number: Copyright Date: Length: pp. Language: English. ISBN Author: L PETER CHRISTENSEN, ET AL. Inventory Type: Paperback. This is a “must-have” for everyone who loves California wines. Inside you’ll find information on 53 varieties grown in California, each highlighted by close-up photography of its clusters, leaves, and leaf shoots – .

Wine Grape Varieties in California. Larry J. Bettiga. UCANR Publications, - Technology & Engineering - pages. 0 Reviews. This beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for growers. The crisp acidity of California sparkling wine pairs as easily with Tuesday night dinner as it does with a glamorous affair. Sparkling wine has been produced in California since the ’s, often from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes in the méthode champenoise. History of California Wine Grapes Wine grapes have an ancient history, but they have only been growing in California for a couple of hundred Junipero Serra was the first to introduce wine grapes to California when he planted vines, brought from Mexico, at the San Diego Mission shortly after its founding in Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries. Today, 99 percent of U.S. table grapes are produced in California's warm, dry climate that is ideal for grape growing. With 80 grape varieties grown, California grapes come in three colors—green, red, and black—and are in season from May through January.

Grapes have been around a long, long time – in fact, the first grape varieties date as far back as B.C. In California, the fresh grape boom hit in when a former trapper from Kentucky, William Wolfskill, planted the state’s first table grape vineyard in the Mexican colonial pueblo now known as Los Angeles. An agricultural entrepreneur, Wolfskill was the first farmer to ship fresh. This isn't one those books about which you would ever say "Oh yeah, I read that." It is a beautifully packaged and presented tome of pages about grape varieties used at some point or another to make wine/5(8). The Zinfandel grape--currently producing big, rich, luscious styles of red wine--has a large, loyal, even fanatical following in California and around the world. The grape, grown predominantly in California, has acquired an almost mythic status--in part because of the caliber of its wines and its remarkable versatility, and in part because of the mystery surrounding its origins. Which grapes are the most planted in California? Surprise! 53% of the grapes harvested are for table grapes and raisins. As far as wine goes Chardonnay is the most planted wine variety at 29%, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon at 22%, Pinot Noir comes in at 18%, Merlot is 14%, Zinfandel is about 9% and Sauvignon Blanc is a mere 4% but growing steadily.