Viticulture and Product Development

The unit conducts research and provide service in the area of best vineyard management and production practices for warm climate grapes. The research focuses on evaluating the health benefits of American native grapes and the impact of trellis systems and management practices such as pruning, spacing and rootstock performance on yield and fruit quality of muscadine and Florida hybrid grapes.



Dr. Violeta Tsolova – Program Leader: 850-412-7394

Dr. Vasil Georgiev – Research Associate: 850-412-5196

Ray Payne – Field Assistant

Jesus Jeminez – Field Assistant