Question about wild grapes

new_b_gardener(8a)June 20, 2012

I walk just about every morning, and I happened upon some wild grape vines growing. I talked to my neighbor and he told me it was possible these were fox grapes. I read up on wild grapes and seen that wild plants are a lot more resistant to pest and viral or fungal problems. Well I thought it would be nice to try and get some cuttings off the vine and attempt to grow it in my yard. My first attempt was a complete failure. I used rootone to try and get some roots growing but unsuccessful. I also attempted to sit it in some water like I have seen my aunts to with ivy cuttings. This too was unsuccessful. So my question is this. What do I need to do in order to successfully grow a cutting of this wild grape vine?

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jimster(z7a MA)

Try air layering.

Jim

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 9:44PM
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tess1893(NC 6/7)

You could try covering part of a runner with dirt and after a while, couple weeks or so cutt it loose from the original vine but leave it in the ground where it is and see what happens. If is fox grapes they do not very well in direct sun they do well in part sun/part shade

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 8:26AM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

Or you could wait till winter when it goes dormant, and take some dormant cuttings. They are pretty easy to root in spring. Don't know much about the wild ones, but they do make good root stock for grafting a wine or table grape on.

Good luck!

Suzi

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 11:33AM
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