Grapes summer propagation?

pylot(usda 9b sunset 17)July 12, 2012

I want to propagate my grapes, and I was wondering what the preffered summer method is. For green cuttings, do I need to use rooting hormone? For airlayers, do I need to girdle the cane / apply hormone? Is it better to use the semi-hard wood toward the base of the cane, the tips, or something in between?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
glenn_10 zone 4b/5a NewBrunswick,Can.

Are any canes close enough to bend to the ground? I have done this many times with no root hormone or any scaring of the tissue.Just make sure you bury a leaf node as this is where the best rooting will occur.If all you can get buried is a straight piece of cane it will still root but I find it takes a lot longer.


    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 9:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

glenn is right layering is great, the mother vine feeds the "cut" while it grows roots & you do not have to water it like a cutting that is removed from the vine.
You can root longer cutting/vine in layering, but I would leave them until Spring it you have more the 6 inches of vine.
I have a friend that roots the vines in 1 gallon pots of potting soil.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 10:26PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
cold/frost hardy peaches
Looking to get a list of 3 of the most frost tolerant,...
Will these plum tree buds be damaged by frosts we will have next week
This is my bruce plum tree. The buds have started to...
Grafting acocados
I am grafting an avocado tree. Is it alright to graft...
New orchard...planting between rows
I'm planting a 30 tree apple orchard this spring in...
Extreme Cold
Looks like I won't be seeing any peaches and plums...
Helen Zone 6 Ohio
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™