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Grape vine
« on: April 02, 2016, 04:41:15 PM »
My grape vine has really taken off. Vine is about 8 or 9 years old and beaucoup clusters. Looking forward to another good year. This is a purple seedless grape vine that I bought from Lowes years ago. Have no idea on identification but the grapes are great.

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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2016, 06:57:38 PM »
They look good! Do you prune them in winter and when do you fertilize them.

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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 07:01:48 PM »
I do prune them in January but I don't use fertilizer.

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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2016, 02:57:37 AM »
Table grapes over my deck (back of house). looking good this year. The grapevines are 3-4 years old. They grow quickly here with our long growing season.

Fruit fly net over the apricot tree can be seen in the background. Works well, no maggot in the apricots again this year.







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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 01:15:47 AM »
Table grape don't seem to mind the dry heat here. Looks like a bumper crop this year. These are Red globe variety.


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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 02:36:28 AM »
Vince - Thanks for taking the time to share your garden. Those grapes look great.  The only grapes that are typically grown in my area are muscadines. Best of luck on the harvest.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 02:46:34 AM »
Vince - Thanks for taking the time to share your garden. Those grapes look great.  The only grapes that are typically grown in my area are muscadines. Best of luck on the harvest.
Thanks OrangeTxn, surprisingly our native birds don't seem to touch the Morello cherries or the table grapes here. I hope they don't get used to them :)
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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 06:40:01 AM »
Table grape update





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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 07:13:42 AM »
Wow Vince. Those look delicious. How do you keep the birds from eating them? Here we have mockingbirds and as soon as the blueberries and any type of grape get ripe, they have their way with them. Looks like someone will be making jelly or wine pretty soon at your house.
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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2017, 08:55:41 AM »


VERY impressive crop Vincent!
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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 09:07:26 AM »
These are table grapes so not good to make wine. The big ones are from variety Red globe - Local birds don't seem to know what they are. Also we do not have European wasps (yellow jackets) established here in Western Australia. They remain a quarantine pest for our State and we have a dedicated response team every summer.
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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2017, 10:31:23 AM »
Vince I know very little about grapes, but can your table grapes be used to make raisins?  Seems like with your hot dry climate would be perfect.
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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2017, 06:15:00 PM »
Yes Bill, could do it. I have a food dehydrator here.
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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2017, 08:50:41 PM »
I don't know if it still done the old way, but the grapes were cut from the vine an laid on the ground to dry in the sun. Seems like you would have the perfect weather for that,  I think you are really going to have to like eating fresh grapes to use up all that I saw in the pictures, an it would be a shame to waste those fine looking grapes.  Many years ago I had a steam juicer an grapes were a favorite to juice an can for later consumption.   
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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2017, 03:54:29 AM »
Boo and Missy saw this live on video chat this arvo (Aussie slang for afternoon). Thanks for calling in guys! It is always nice video chatting with you. Next video chat session is already planned for next week end.



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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2017, 03:52:09 AM »
Healthy, amazing looking fruit, Vince.  It makes me want to run out and start planting grape vines........
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2017, 12:56:46 PM »
hi anole.  all those little green buds are what turn into the grapes?  if so, you are right...you are in for a good amount of grapes!  thanks for sharing the pic.  keep us updated.  :)

your grapes look great vincent. 

in very specific parts of nc they can grow bunch grapes, but mostly we only have muscadine grapes here too, orange.


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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2017, 05:47:24 AM »
Yes Woodchip, all those little buds turned into grapes, I had a good crop last year. I cut back my vine in January. I am hoping that I get a good crop this year. The only problem I had last year is my 2 chickens decided they loved grapes too. It was funny watching them leap up and picking the grapes. I have decided that the chickens must go. I can't have both because my yard is too small and the chickens eat everything in the garden.

Vincent, your grapes look great!

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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2017, 06:21:00 AM »
Thanks Anole. Plenty left, we gave some to the neighbors and I am taking some to work to share with workmates. 
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Re: Grape vine
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2017, 03:40:55 PM »
Vince, here is a picture of my grapevine, it's beginning to show signs of life. I just hope we don't get any cold weather and cause any damage. The chickens are gone so I will be able to enjoy the grapes. My chickens loved grapes.

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