UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County




Grapes are a popular choice to grow in the home garden. 

Grapevines not only produce tasty fruit that can be used in many ways, but the vines can be trained to provide shade or privacy in the landscape.  

Below is a collection of resources just for the home gardener.  For details on the vineyard at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, visit the link in the gold bar above.


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  • Guidelines for the Home Vineyard is an 11 page document that describes the planting and care of grapevines (PDF 1MB). (EHN 97)

  • An especially common disease affecting grapes in our area is powdery mildew (PDF 632KB). This Pest Note from UC IPM Online discusses monitoring and treatment options. (PN 7494)

  • This document provides more information about powdery mildew (PDF 62KB) control from UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County. (GN 106)

  • Grape varieties (PDF 84KB) growing in the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center demonstration vineyard are listed and their characteristics are described in this document.  



  • 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.)


ANR = free publication from the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Catalog
PN = free publication from UC Integrated Pest Management
EHN = Environmental Horticulture Notes from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
GN = Garden Notes from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

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