Wine Word of the Week: Fruit set



By Kori ~ July 9th, 2009.

Wine Word of the WeekThis week’s Wine Word of the Week is fruit set.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Fruit set is an important and delicate stage of the vine’s development after flowering which marks the transition from flower to grape berry. The setting period of about a week is a critical one for the vine-grower, since it is a major determinant of the size of the crop, yet the grower can do little to change the course of events.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Fruit set, the third stage in the annual growth cycle of the vine, marks the transition from flower to berry.


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