Growing Grapes from seeds

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  1. normanyacopino

    normanyacopino Member

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    I have one concord grape bush that has produced alot of grapes, i would like to germanate from these seeds, i am in mars hill, north carolina which is in the mountains about 30 mins above Asheville, there seems to be the idea of getting more vinyards in the area and i would like to start. any ideas or suggestions. thank you
     
  2. smivies

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    You'll be much further ahead in terms of time, fruit quality, and marketability of your grape production if you start with named varieties. First decide between wine grapes, table grapes, or jelly/juice grapes. Once decided, you've got to choose named varieties that are suited to growing in your area & that are in demand.

    Startup infrastructure costs rank. 1. wine grapes, 2. table grapes, 3. juice grapes.
    Customer quality demands rank. 1. wine grapes, 2. table grapes, 3. juice grapes
    Operating costs. 1. wine grapes, 2. table grapes, 3. juice grapes
    Selling price rank. 1. wine grapes, 2. table grapes, 3. juice grapes
    Easiest to grow rank. 1. juice grapes, 2. table grapes, 3. wine grapes

    Viticulture is a well established Agricultural Science and you'll be competing with experts....lots of homework will be required.

    Even if you decide to stick with Concord grapes and do this as a hobby, choose named varieties, your fruit quality and yields will be better than seed grown Concords.
     
  3. Liz

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    Or could he make cuttings from his good one??? and get good fruit??

    Liz
     
  4. Millet

    Millet Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I would suggest you check out this supplier. I have many times purchased vines from this source. I grow grapes in Colorado. I agree with smivies, that seeds are certainly not a method you will be successful with. - Millet

    http://concordnurseries.com/
     
  5. palustris

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    Cuttings of grape are very easy to made.
     
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    Grapes are very easy to propagate--just bury a bit of an unruly stem for a summer and transplant the next spring.
     
  7. palustris

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    i have sow last winter seeds of vitis coignitiae
    they have germanate in june
     

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