Concord grapes

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Maura, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Maura

    Maura Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Last year the county museum gave me permission to take cuttings from the grape vines. These grapes were planted, well I don't think anyone knows when they were planted. Unfortuneately, someone beat me to the vines and pruned them heavily. I want to take cuttings this year. Is it too late?
     
  2. Mid Tn Mama

    Mid Tn Mama Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've taken cuttings in the fall but I think the issue here is how much babying can you give them in this intense heat? If I were to do this, I'd find a place with dappled sunshine and take off all but one leaf. Make sure you have a node on your cutting. Dip the end with the node (bottom--be sure you mark tops and bottoms) in rootone and then put in a tiny hole you make with a pencil in the ground. That will keep the rootone from wiping off if you had forced the cutting into the ground. Keep the ground moist, but not WET.

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  3. Maura

    Maura Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thank, Mama. I know I can buy grape plants, but I've made jelly from the grapes at the museum and they have the best flavor