Grapes and Berries
A large number of grape varieties are available in California. Varieties are divided into table grapes and wine grapes according to their primary use. Some are suitable for multiple uses and may have secondary uses in making juices or jellies
UC CA Garden Web
Growing Grapes (table, wine, raisins) in Your Backyard - Extensive information from the UC CA Garden Web.
Information from UC Sacramento Master Gardeners
Guidelines for the Home Vineyard is an 11 page document that describes the planting and care of grapevines (Environmental Horticulture Note 97). (PDF 1MB)
• An especially common disease affecting grapes in our area is powdery mildew. This Pest Note (PN 7494) from UC IPM Online discusses monitoring and treatment options. (PDF 632KB)
• This document provides more information about powdery mildew control from UC Sacramento County Master Gardeners (Garden Note 106). (PDF 62KB)
• Grape varieties growing in the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center demonstration vineyard are listed and their characteristics are described in this document. (PDF 84KB)
• Watch Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Chuck Ingels demonstrate grape vine pruning. (2:49 min.)
• Chuck Ingels, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor, discusses spur and cane pruning grapes, as well as shoot thinning. (5 min.)
Berries - UC CA Garden Web
Information from UC Integrated Pest Management
Growing blackberries and raspberries, including cultural guidelines and pests and disorders that may affect these berries.
Growing strawberries, including cultural guidelines and pests and disorders that may affect strawberries from UC Integrated Pest Management online.
• Northwest Berry & Grape Information Network blueberry planting and care information.