Martini 13 and 15 (FPMS 13 and 15 Respectively) Replants of Pommard and Wadenswil
Alluvial fans of Goldridge Loam over fractured sandstone. Minor variability of soil depths and drainage. Topography is slightly sloping (3% to 5%) with a Westerly exposure.
Region I. Some threat of frost (no frost protection installed). Warm summer days with cool overnight temperatures and morning fog (10:00 to 11:00 am burn off). Consistent afternoon breezes from the West / Southwest. Annual Rainfall averages 36”.
Average Brix @ Harvest:
24.2 (some raisining will elevate tank levels).
Late September in an average year.
Vertically Shoot Positioned
6’ x 8’ Spacing
30% oriented North/South, 70% East/West
Cane pruned to two shoots and two renewal spurs (20 to 26 buds)
Bud break mid-March; bloom from late May to mid-June
Shoot positioned and hedged when necessary
Mildew control consists of a rotation of sulfur, sterol inhibitors, and strobilurins when mildew pressure persists (average 14 to 21 day cycle). No sulfur applied after mid July