Region’s grape crop big in two ways

Hans Walter-Peterson has one word to describe this year’s grape crop in the Finger Lakes.


Big in two ways, specified Walter-Peterson, a viticulture extension specialist with Finger Lakes Grape Program, which is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension.

The grapes are big. So are the bunches. As a whole, this year’s crop looks to be outstanding, Walter-Peterson said.

“Some of the growers are saying they’re the largest crop they’ve ever had,” said Walter-Peterson, who was in the vineyards this past week harvesting grapes as part of the Cooperative Extension’s research. “The crop is overall up significantly.”

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