Abscisic Acid Sprays Significantly Increase Yield per Plant in Vineyard-Grown Wine Grape (Vitis vinifera L.) cv. Cabernet Sauvignon Through Increased Berry Set with No Negative Effects on Anthocyanin Content and Total Polyphenol Index of Both Juice and Wine

In many cultivars of Vitis vinifera periods of mild water stress during ripening are thought to increase grape quality for winemaking, even though yields may be negatively affected. Because abscisic acid (ABA) is involved in the signaling of water stress in plants, we examine the effects of the ABA signal being given without the concomitant water stress… CONTINUE READING