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How do I get this grapevine to make grapes?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10269points) May 9th, 2010

I have a thompson grapevine in the yard. It is about 5 years old. I bought it a friend, but then it died in the cold last winter. It has produced grapes once, but at the same time a bunch of little flies decided it was a buffet and landed all their larvae on it and left no leaves.

I wasn’t around to manage the fly infestation, so it just kind of gives up for the year when that happens. This year I have kept up with it, and sprayed it with a seventh generation dish soap solution. No bugs, but it doesn’t look like it wants to make fruit. Does it need a mate?

I bought a Red Flame grape vine to put elsewhere in the yard, will putting the red flame nearby be enough for them to have grapes together?

Any advice would be cool…thanks

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cazzie's avatar

If you want nice big bunches of grapes, there is a special way you have to pull off the leaves and runners. I’m sure you can find some pictures or video online..

http://www.whatprice.co.uk/gardening/grapes.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCF26dtRaDc

There you go. Enjoy your grapes.

sarahsugs's avatar

Fertilizing usually helps with flowering/fruit bearing. You can ask your local nursery what a grape vine would like.

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