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How do I get this grapevine to make grapes?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10280points) 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..

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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