Daily Archive for March 2nd, 2010

Pinot Noir first Bud 3/02/10

The Pinot Noir is relatively late this year, and we don’t begrudge it – late budding reduces the danger of frost damage slightly. The reason for the lateness is plenty of rain¬†accompanied with cold.¬†This is the first real bud that we have seen.

The bud has been there since last summer, hidden in the vine, only to emerge cocoon like nine months later. The almost thread like substance that wraps it will become more evident as it develops. Click image to enlarge.