Jasmine Vineyards Enters Pruning Season
DELANO, CA - In the midst of winter comes a crucial step in bringing California’s table grapes to retail. As companies begin pruning the vine to prepare for the upcoming growing season, I tapped Jasmine Vineyard’s President Jon Zaninovich to find out more.
“Right now we’re pruning Summer Crunch and Sweet Globe, and we have completed pruning Celebration and Summer Royal. We have pulled out acreage of Scarlet Royal. Right now, we are evaluating what varieties to plant next and also what is available. So, we are letting some ground sit and relax until we decide what to do,” Jon explained to me. “We’re also excited to share that Jasmine Vineyards earned 3 of the top 6 spots in the 2nd Annual Pruning Competition.”
This year’s competition took place on January 25 in Shafter, California, and gained press coverage on Telemundo Fresno. Organized by the California Farmworker Foundation (CFF), the event draws hundreds to cheer on highly-skilled competitors armed with pruning shears and a fierce determination to bring home the gold. As Jon was happy to share with me, Jasmine Vineyards’ very own Sonia Arredondo and Victor Cervantes (2nd place), and Jesus Sanchez (3rd place) earned that hard-won recognition.
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