Thursday, February 28, 2013
So You Want to Grow Grapes in Minnesota?
So you want to grow grapes to eat or to make into wine right here in Minnesota? Get an introduction to the process from the University of Minnesota's Horticultural Resource Center this weekend.
Growing Grapes in Minnesota
Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$40 for ARBORETUM MEMBERS - / $55 non-members
All Levels, Lecture / Demo, Limit 40, Horticulture Research Center (HRC)
Welcome to the vineyard! Join vineyard keepers John and Jenny Thull at the University of Minnesota's Horticulture Research Center to delve into the winding journey of cold climate hardy grapes. There are grapes for eating and grapes for making wine, and you'll discover which are best for your garden and taste. Learn which cultivars to grow, how to grow them, what to do about diseases and pests, and more. You'll find out about the University's breeding projects, and head out into the vineyard to learn about pruning techniques. Take home your own cutting of Frontenac or Edelweiss grape vine! Meet at the Horticulture Research Center (near the Apple House) 1 mile west of the Arboretum entrance.
See more at: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/gardening.aspx#sthash.jPZoRgPS.dpuf
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: http://www.mnarbonline.com/Growing-Grapes-in-Minnesota-150-03-02-13-P1053C122.aspx
DIRECTIONS to the HRC: The HRC is a little over a mile further west of the Arboretum, at the corner of Highway 5 and Rolling Acres Rd.
Can't make the seminar? You can buy the book Growing Grapes in Minnesota or join the Minnesota Grape Growers Association.