When it comes to yield, we can typically get a higher yield from table gʀᴀᴘᴇ varieties than we can from wine gʀᴀᴘᴇ kinds. But there are notable yield variations even among wine types. Each farmer must find the ideal balance between quantity and quality by making decisions that are well-informed, fact-based, and well-supported. According to some European gʀᴀᴘᴇ growers, a higher yield will significantly lower the quality of the crop, so they don’t want to harvest more than 6 tons of gʀᴀᴘᴇs per hectare.
The fact that the product may be sold for a premium price despite this yield appearing to be incredibly low in comparison to other vineyards allows these producers to make more than enough money to maintain themselves. However, they cannot be sold at a high price. In contrast, medium- and low-quality winemaking varietals can produce 20–40 tons per hectare or even more. There are table gʀᴀᴘᴇ varieties that can produce 20, 30, or even 50 tons of fruit per hectare.
But as we just indicated, the majority of modern table gʀᴀᴘᴇ varietals can produce well during the first 15 to 17 years of their existence. ᴍᴀɴy growers plow and ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴏʏ the table gʀᴀᴘᴇ crop when it is between the 15th and 17th year of growth in order to go on to crop rotation or leave the field fallow for a few years. Remember that 1 hectare is equal to 2,47 acres, or 10,000 square meters, and that 1 ton is equal to 1000 kg, or 2,200 lbs.
Small boutique vineyards typically like to wager on quality rather than quantity. They lack the economies of scale required to produce a product of mediocre quality at a low cost. In order to encourage the plant to focus its energy on producing fewer but better-tasting fruits, the majority of European farmers remove the majority of the plant’s fruiting clusters long before harvest. The yields of European vineyards are far lower than those of American vineyards as a result of this as well as the fact that European vines are significantly smaller in size.
We can typically produce 400 to 650 kg of wine (40–65% yield) from every 1000 kg of harvested gʀᴀᴘᴇs. Of course, there may be substantial departures from these restrictions.
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