Grapes won't grow!!!

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by preecher97, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. preecher97

    preecher97 Well-Known Member

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    I have a grape vine that has been around for at least 15 years. We moved to the house 3 yrs ago and it is on the chain link fence between my neighbor and I. The problem is that it has beautiful leaves, and in the spring lots of tiny grape clusters. The grape clusters dry up when the grapes grow to the size of a pin head. In 2007 I thought it was the drought. Last year the same thing happened but no drought. There is an underground electric pet fence that runs parallel to the fence about 2 ft away on my neighbors side. Could the electrical field from the fence be the cause of the grapes not maturing? If not what could it be? Any thoughts would be appreciated.:shrug:
     
  2. GoatsRus

    GoatsRus TMESIS

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    Are you trimming them each year? My parents owned a vineyard and even though I don't know much about grapes, I remember my Dad trimming all 40 acres every year before we had to get out and tie. They may be putting to much energy into the vines and leaves.
     

  3. mooman

    mooman Well-Known Member

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    Ditto. You can get away with not pruning fruit trees and still get some fruit, but the way I understand it, pruning grapes is absolutely necessary.

    I don't think it's the electrical field.
     
  4. Paquebot

    Paquebot Well-Known Member

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    If it's a wild variety, it may be a male plant. If so, you will never have a grape no matter what you do. Or it may be a female plant and not have any male plants close enough to pollinate it.

    Martin
     
  5. Callieslamb

    Callieslamb Well-Known Member

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    Your plants could be getting a disease. My grapes formed really nice clusters of fruit...then one day, they were all dried up and dying. In Tn, you have to spray your grapes.
     
  6. ceresone

    ceresone Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm with Martin, it sounds as if it's a wild grape. Here in the Ozark's, wild grapes stay small. They're called Fox Grapes locally.
     
  7. Steve L.

    Steve L. Well-Known Member

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    That's what it sounds like to me.

    preecher97, do you know what variety it's supposed to be?