Propagating Grapes from Vine Cuttings

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Propagating Grapes from Vine Cuttings

Post by BunnyC » Thu, 27 May 1999 04:00:00



We are buying a new house and would like to take our grape vines with us.
Since they are MANY years old and could not possibly be transplanted we had
hoped for taking cuttings.  Does anyone know if this will work and/or have
advice on how to do so?

LMK,
Cathy

 
 
 

Propagating Grapes from Vine Cuttings

Post by Mike Kri » Thu, 27 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> We are buying a new house and would like to take our grape vines with us.
> Since they are MANY years old and could not possibly be transplanted we had
> hoped for taking cuttings.  Does anyone know if this will work and/or have
> advice on how to do so?

> LMK,
> Cathy

Cathy -

Yes you can take cuttings, but I'm not sure if you can do it now.
Cuttings are usually taken when the vine is dormant (or maybe that's
just done because that's when pruning is done).  You might want to check
over at rec.crafts.winemaking on using green cuttings.  Regardless,
cuttings will root just fine.  I have a few sitting on my picnic table
in back waiting for their new home.  What I did with dormant cuttings
was take a cutting with at least three buds on it and nick off the lower
bud.  It scraped a little of the "skin" off the lower 2-3" (scored down
two sides) and dipped the cutting in rooting compound.  It then placed
it in potting mix and waited. Evetually I got new leaves coming out of
the buds.

Mike

 
 
 

Propagating Grapes from Vine Cuttings

Post by C. A. Owen » Thu, 27 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> We are buying a new house and would like to take our grape vines with us.
> Since they are MANY years old and could not possibly be transplanted we had
> hoped for taking cuttings.  Does anyone know if this will work and/or have
> advice on how to do so?

Take softwood [new growth that is still green and soft, rather than
barked over] cuttings.  Dip in rooting hormone.  Place in pots with
soilless mix; set the pots in a tray of gravel, and keep the gravel
filled with water.  Rooting takes about four weeks, and has about a 50%
success rate.  After the cuttings have rooted, you can either keep them
potted for a year, or plant in their new homes come fall.  I usually opt
for new homes because trellising pots is such a pain.

Chris Owens