reliance grapevine

queensinfoApril 16, 2013

I have a reliance grapevine that i planted last year. it is just looking like it is about to grow from a bud. It only grew about 1 foot last year and different sources say to either cut it all the way down to prompt it to grow quicker, or to just let it keep growing.

should i cut it down? It is in part shade and may have been out competed for nutrients from the grass around it (that may be why it didn't grow as much).

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Can you move it to sun?

The vine will grow in shade, but your grapes won't be sweet.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 2:37PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

You've got to change something. Growing one foot a year is like eating once a week. Just cutting it back, which is the right thing to do normally, won't improve growing conditions. It needs more sun, water, and/or nutrients.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 4:02PM
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the only place i can move it would be to a container for more sun. I has intended to use this as a fence and I will mix in a bunch of osmocote around the vine. it got plenty of water. Actually, come to think of it, it may have been accidentally mowed last year about a month or two into the growing season.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 5:27PM
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