No Grapes

Discussion in 'Grapes and Grape Vines' started by Philip Snook, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Philip Snook

    Philip Snook Member

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    I bought and planted some grafted crimson seedless vines about 5 years ago from the local nursery.
    They have grown well with pruning every year
    During the summer they grow vigourous vines with plenty of green leaves but never produce any grapes
    It is a mediterranean climate here in Perth with lots of vineyards

    Any suggestions would be appreciated

    Philip
     
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    Margaret Active Member 10 Years

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    Do they flower?
    Margaret
     
  3. Philip Snook

    Philip Snook Member

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    no flowers
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Apparently you are pruning the flowering wood off.
     
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    How should I prune them
    I was told to prune back to the second or third bud
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    You need to find out which pruning group this cultivar belongs to, look for discussion of pruning grapes on the internet for pointers. Try searching "grapes pruning" etc. (book GOOGLE HACKS says to start with name of larger subject in search string first and then narrow it down).
     
  7. Philip Snook

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    Thxs Ron
    If I'm supposed to get flowers then I've definitely been pruning them too short. http://www.ehow.com/how_172725_prune-grape-vine.html says to leave 12 buds (after the third year) on each trained branch off the main trunk. Grapes should grow off these buds. I'll pruning like that this winter and keep my fingers crossed
    Cheers
    Philip
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Probably see immediate improvement.
     
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    Hi phillip. Grapes produce fruit on wood that grew the previous year. Here's a website to help you out.

    http://cetulare.ucdavis.edu/pubgrape/tb1600.pdf

    Cheers
     
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    Thxs for the info

    Does this mean that if I do not prune at all, then there will be more grapes next year ?
     

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