Saralee Couchoud wrote:I have a mystery grape. I bought a Thompson seedless bear root when we moved here 14 years ago. I didnt have time to plant it so I punched holes in the bag and set it in a planter. I forgot about it and the roots made their way out of the bag and into the dirt. The graft died so I no longer had a Thompson seedless but whatever the root stock was. Of which I have no idea. But it is still growing there and has the sourest grapes i have ever tasted. But they make the best grape jelly you have ever had. I want to propagate them but don't know where to start. I need to move the plant but I am afraid I will kill it moving it so I want to propagate it so I already have more in case it doesn't survive the move. Thanks for your help
M. Phelps wrote:one way to propagate is to pile some dirt mid way on one of the vines and once it roots sever it from the main plant
disclaimer: i have always failed at this
James Whitelaw wrote:We have patches of wild grapes on our place, Concord variety used to be grown commercially in the area many decades ago and naturalized. ..... I collected and tried some of the grapes and found them slightly sweet with a nice grape flavor.
Saralee Couchoud wrote:We found the grapes on this vine have big seeds and are so sour they will pucker you all the way to your toes. But they make the best jelly ever.
Steve Thorn wrote:I put them in a raised bed outside with no sides, just a mound with a trench around it. I use natural willow water (cuttings of a willow tree soaked in water overnight) to help encourage rooting.
I've had really high success rates with this method with grapes, probably over 90%.
Saralee Couchoud wrote:I didn't figure the plastic bag was a big deal anymore. It's been growing there for 14 years. What I figured would be the death of it if I transplanted it was the size. It must have some big roots by now. That is why I was trying to propogate it. So if I did lose it I would have new ones. Do you think I can still move it after all this time? Thanks
Carla Burke wrote:Any idea if this will work with Willow Bark powder? I mean either as a powder or as a tisane?