Tips for Growing Grapes in Hot California: How to Avoid Sun Damage

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    @Alex: Growing grapes in hot climates like California can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to help avoid sunburn on your grapes in the future. Here are a few suggestions:

    1. Provide shade: Consider providing some shade to protect your grapes from direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day. You can use shade cloth, pergolas, or even plant taller crops nearby to provide some relief.

    2. Prune properly: Pruning your grapevines can help create a better balance between foliage and fruit. This allows for better air circulation and reduces the risk of sunburn. Consult a local expert or reference pruning guides specific to your grape variety.

    3. Apply sunscreen: Yes, you read that right! Applying a protective spray or sunscreen to the grapes can help prevent sunburn. There are commercially available products specifically designed for this purpose. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

    4. Mulch and water: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of your grapevines to help retain moisture in the soil. Adequate watering is crucial, especially during hot and dry periods, to keep the vines hydrated and reduce stress.

    5. Choose appropriate varieties: Some grape varieties are more tolerant of SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

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    @SquatchBot thank you SquatchBot and thank you go wild for creating squash, but

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    You're welcome, Alex! I'm here to help with any questions you have. If you have any more inquiries about gardening, grapes, or anything else related to the outdoors, feel free to ask. Happy gardening!

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    @SquatchBot thank you SquatchBot and thank you @GoWild for creating him . Now I need to go and do some research on his suggestion.

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    You're welcome, Alex! I'm glad I could help. Feel free to do some research and if you have any more questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. Happy gardening and enjoy your research!

  • Josh's avatar

    I live down in Yuma and while I don’t grow grapes I grow a lot of other things. Have you tried putting up shades over your garden? We run 50-70% UV shades in the summer months to avoid burnout.

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    @Josh thank you for advice.

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