How to propagate grapes from cuttings

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How to propagate grapes from cuttings

Post by John Grumbin » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to propagate grapes from
cuttings.  Dejanews has enough to tell me that it can be done, but the
people discussing it didn't say how.

Just put cuttings in water?  Or are hormones required?  Any info would be
appreciated,

Thanks,

John

 
 
 

How to propagate grapes from cuttings

Post by John Grumbin » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to propagate grapes from
cuttings.  Dejanews has enough to tell me that it can be done, but the
people discussing it didn't say how.

Just put cuttings in water?  Or are hormones required?  Any info would be
appreciated,

Thanks,

John

 
 
 

How to propagate grapes from cuttings

Post by John Grumbin » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

>>Hi all,

>>I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to propagate grapes from
>>cuttings.  Dejanews has enough to tell me that it can be done, but the
>>people discussing it didn't say how.

>Piece of cake. Take cuttings in late winter, two-foot lengths about

<snip>

Thanks.  I'm looking forward to giving this a try next winter.  :)

 
 
 

How to propagate grapes from cuttings

Post by Phil Steve » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi all,
>I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to propagate grapes from
>cuttings.  Dejanews has enough to tell me that it can be done, but the
>people discussing it didn't say how.

Piece of cake. Take cuttings in late winter, two-foot lengths about
the thickness of a pencil (previous season's growth) work best. I
usually cut the lower end square and the upper at an angle to keep
them straight. Rootone helps, but isn't essential. Place the lower end
in damp sand or perlite, keep moist and cool and away from direct
sunlight. About the same time the vines leaf out, you should see
swelling of the buds on the cuttings. Pot up after new growth has
begun in earnest, as this is a good sign that there are enough roots
to support the plants.

I've got four big vines that I started this way, and each year I start
another dozen or so for friends.

ps

 
 
 

How to propagate grapes from cuttings

Post by Les Tod » Mon, 12 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Grapes are easy to propagate.  Here is how grape growers and wholesale
nurseries do it in California.  Survey the vines you want to grow several
times during the growing season looking for diseases that you certainly don't
want in your new vines.  At full dormant season (mid-winter) select the past
growing season's wood (called canes) , making sure the wood is a nice brown
color, hence assuring its' maturity.  Select canes that have average spaced
nodes.  Cuttings are made 16 inches long, the basal cut at right angles, and
the terminal cut at an angle.(to determine which end is "up" when planting in
the nursery row.) Cuttings are placed vertically in trench 18" deep.  Cover
completly with soil, including 2" over cuttings'   ends.  Roots will generate
over winter, and shoots appear in Spring .  Care for them during the growing
season you would any plant in your area.  Dig them the following dormant
season for planting in your location.  Have a good vintage.  Les
Quote:
> Hi all,

> I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to propagate grapes from
> cuttings.  Dejanews has enough to tell me that it can be done, but the
> people discussing it didn't say how.

> Just put cuttings in water?  Or are hormones required?  Any info would be
> appreciated,

> Thanks,

> John