Seasonal update 2022: GDD, first fall frost and harvest

Thursday, October 6, 2022

At the beginning of this week some parts in the province were hit by the first frost of the season and in some cases the temperatures decreased below zero. It’s important to keep in mind that those areas affected with low temperatures will have change in the canopy, turning color to yellow, red, getting brown in some cases and starting to fall. Also, Jeff Franklin from AAFC Kentville is sharing with us the weather information of growing degree days, which is slowing down as October is starting. Hybrids are still being harvested and getting close to the end, while vinifera varieties are in harvest mode. Just remember, it’s always important to reach out the wineries to know which are the grape ripening requirements and when would be the best time to harvest the grapes.

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