Male and Female Vines? is this true?

Discussion in 'Grapes and Grape Vines' started by toddtvl, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. toddtvl

    toddtvl Member

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    Port Moody
    Hi there,

    I have a home in the Port Moody area, which received terrific sun most of the day. the north (back) part of my yard has a dry soil, grass doesn't like to stay green up there. I want to plant some grape vines in 2005, and I was at a friends house today and they had these small purple grapes without seeds (delicious). I don't plan to make wine, but having grapes too eat and look at would be best for us.

    Do I need a male and femail vine growing together? how do you determine which is which?

    I understand about the pruning rules and that the roots can dig through sandy soil (possibly), but need to be watered regulary - I was thinking about an in-ground watering system for that?

    Any idea on the male/female vine?
    Suggestions on grapes for around Vancouver that are easy to grow and eat?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    WA USA (Z8)
    You've heard about "male" and "female" kiwis (Actinidia spp.). Grapes have completer flowers on each vine, there are no "males" that need to be planted. All are capable of fruiting.

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