moving a grape vine.

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joyce c

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moving a grape vine.
« on: March 29, 2010, 19:23 »
We bought a 2nd hand greenhouse (an absolute bargain @ £30). With it came a grape vine (don't know it's name only that it fruits dark purple grapes.).  We had to dig it up, and would like to put it into our greenhouse. Any advise please, as I haven't got a clue  We also adopted a fig, (in a container) which has just begun to show new growth, and any advice on that too.  :unsure: T

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Re: moving a grape vine.
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 21:46 »
Fig first --- if it is a decent size container leave it to grow this year so you can see how well it does, especially if it has tiny little figs the size of match heads: this is your summer crop.
If it hasn't got any, you won't have any figs this summer so you can prune it hard if it has branches with just leaves on the end.

Grape vine: imhe these do better with their roots planted outside the greenhouse with the growth on the inside, or planted right up against the frame so that roots can grow outside. They get more water that way. Prune it back hard and then train the new growth onto wires the length of your greenhouse. No fruit this year but it will flower on wood that ripens ie looks brown, next spring I would hope. :)

I expect someone will come along who will tell you how to know if it is a variety that fruits on new or old wood. I always assume old wood and then you are not disappointed  :D
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Re: moving a grape vine.
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 22:00 »
Thanks sunshine, the fig is in the original container, which is very large.  It has small buds.

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Re: moving a grape vine.
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 22:04 »
Thanks sunshine, the fig is in the original container, which is very large.  It has small buds.

That'll be baby figs then :D



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