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Grapes are produced in many areas throughout the Commonwealth and lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. Due to the nature of grape production, considerable production can be obtained on a limited amount of land. Depending on the variety produced, marketing can be either wholesale (for juice, wine, or the fresh market) or retail (primarily fresh table grapes). This 12-page publication explains marketing, site selection, land preparation and preplanting, ordering vines, layout and planting, trellis construction, pruning and training, fertilization, pest concerns, harvest and storage, regulations, risk management, and budgeting for wine grape production. Sample budgets are also provided.

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This four-page fact sheet lists production guides, general and specialty reference books, trade journals, newsletters, grower organizations, wine-related information, and other resources than can help grape growers in Pennsylvania.

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Grapes are one of the most ancient crops known to humans.They can be eaten fresh as table grapes or enjoyed in a variety of products such as juice, jelly, raisins, and the ultimate processed grape product, wine. This publication provides information on selecting cultivars, purchasing and planting grapes, nutritional requirements, pruning, training/trellis systems, and pests.