Friday, August 03, 2007

Grape Update

It's time to check the vine. Not a bumper crop this year, I think,but ripening nicely- some are already sweet enough to eat,but not enough sugar for wine-making yet. Tradition links grape-picking to the Eilat jazz festival- end of August/beginning of September. Next year is a Shmita [fallow] year [they come in seven-year cycles- this being the 4th since I arrived here in 1977],which makes wine-making more complex,and pruning impossible.


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