Concord Grapes in Louisiana
I found a Concord grape vine at a local nursery last week and it has quite a few clusters of pretty little grapes on it. It's in a pot and I am going to try and keep it in a pot and see how it does. I know Concords are not supposed to do well down here for lack of freezing weather, but I thought I might keep it in a pot and in the cold weather, what we have of it, I can put it in a spot in the yard that would be the coldest.
Having said that, I don't know what the coldest part of the yard would be. Could someone tell me what it would be? I am thinking that if it gets the coldest winds and weather, it might do better.
The little vine was trying so hard to live and produce the grapes that I couldn't leave it in the heat at the nursery, so I bought the little tyke. I mulched it to cover the roots at the top of the pot and it perked up and is looking good.
Also, what kind of fertilizer do I need to put on the Concord grapevine? Can someone give me the name of a good one?
I'd sure appreciate some input.
Years ago, we had a couple of grapevines and they didn't live because the area we put them in was too wet. We had put a trellis over the air conditioner and never thought about the fact that a central unit puts out a lot of condensed water and so they stayed too wet. But they did have grapes and lived a couple of years, poor vines.