"...a comprehensive overview of basic grapevine biology which is applicable to grapevines in the temperate climates of the world....is as valuable to readers in the East as it is to readers in California or France....a very worthwhile book." Hudson Cattell, Wine East
"...a good compilation of information on the basic biological characteristics of the grapevine." Alan Lasko, HortScience
Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. The growing of grapes; 2. The grapevine and its relatives; 3. The structure of the grapevine: vegetative and reproductive anatomy; 4. Developmental physiology: the vegetati ve grapevine; 5. Developmental physiology: flowering and fruiting; 6. The culti vated grapevine; 7. Genetic improvement of grapevines.