My hubby and I just bought a few acres we wanted to cultivate. One thing I have always wanted to try was grapes. I thought about buying some plants from nurserys or wherever until I remembered that my in-laws in the city have a nuisance grape vine that they have been trying to kill for the last decade without success. The vine doesn't fruit well anymore (it still gives off 'mini' bunches that never turn out to be anything edible). So I was wondering what the chances of being able to make this plant fruit might be if I took some clippings and planted them on my land... Some background info on the vines: We have no idea what strain they are, but we do know that they were brought over from Germany in the mid 1900s and the previous owner cared for them well and, from what I hear, made great wine out of them. When he died, my in-laws bought the place. Eventually, the highway came through, buying the vineyard, just to plow it over and build I-75. Somewhere along the way, the vines were not properly disposed of and have since created an amazing barrier between the house and the highway that the state and my inlaws try to hack to death every summer, but every year they come back better than ever. I can only imagine the salt, oil and other contaminants that these vines have had to endure growing so close to the interstate. Its no wonder they no longer fruit. So, do you think if take a few clippings that I will be able to get healthy plants that produce edible fruit? And if I can, any tips or tricks to clipping old vines properly would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!