We will be mowing and spraying as needed and we will install pencil rods and grow tubes on our new vines that are already planted as soon as the pencil rods arrive. We are getting our La Crescent blocks cleaned up. We had quite a bit of winter death loss this year at Maple Woods where the La Crescent vines were frozen off at the ground. Some vines are fine but on others, the trunk is dead. Suckers are coming up as evidence that the roots are alive and well. We’ll train the suckers up as new trunks and although we won’t get a harvest on these vines this year but we should get at least a light harvest next year.

Our harvest estimate for 2019 should also be finished this week.