Grape cultivar for container and less heat requirements.

dan8_gw (Northern California Zone 9A)March 31, 2013

Anybody have success with growing grapes in containers. I have a nice 5 gallon container that I would like to use for the patio. It gets about 5 hours of sunlight daily so I'm looking for something with less heat requirements and will do well in a container. I can easily get a flame seedless, and concord, will these work?

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

That size container would be better for a blueberry but a grape will work. You would be limited to a few small bunches. In your climate Flame is probably a better choice than Concord.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 9:33PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

I have grown grapes in containers for a long time due to lack of space and HOA restrictions.

Grapes do best with full sun. Five hours might be OK, but more sun is better.

It's hard to kill a grape vine, and it should do well. Remember it is a vine and you will need some support for it to grow on. Many people head train their vines, making a strong trunk with cascading canes from the crown like a little tree. The grapes are shaded under the canopy of leaves so they don't get sunburned, and the leaves drink in the sunshine to make the grapes sweet!

Good luck!

Suzi

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 1:06PM
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dan8_gw (Northern California Zone 9A)

Going to get a flame grape vine and train it as a little tree. Thanks for the input.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:25PM
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