How to Harvest Grapes
Harvesting grapes can be fun if you are prepared and the weather cooperates. You will need grape cutters or pruning shears to cut the bunch from the vine, adhesive bandages and antibiotic ointment in case you cut yourself, comfortable clothing, and clean picking containers. After cutting a bunch of grapes, place it in the picking container; a lug, bushel basket, or other suitable receptacle. Do not throw the bunches down in the picking container because you will break the skins, lose juice, and attract insects. If you stack the picking containers, make sure the containers on top do not crush the grapes in the containers below. A good plan is to pick grapes in the morning and process them in the afternoon. If you need to store the grapes before processing, store them in as cool a place as possible. Remove rotten berries before processing.