Shatter

A phenomenon that can occur in the spring whereby individual grape berries become separated from the stem and fall to the ground. Shatter may be caused by cool, wet weather which tends to prevent the tiny cap on each fertilized berry from falling off. Then, as the berries start to grow, they push against the cap and shatter, significantly reducing yields.

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