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What vine grows purple grapes which taste like lollipops?

This is the Concord grape, which due to some diligent and patient planting and tasting of wild born vitis riperia vines one was discovered that tastes good for tables and juice and was named Concord. ...
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Can I prune a grape vine in near-freezing weather?

You can also prune when it freezes, without problems. I do that regularly under snow and have never had a problem. It is also done regularly in my region. Just: don't prune too much early: wait a ...
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What can I plant along a fence to combat grapevine?

I live in southern Wisconsin as well. I think you should avoid blackberries, because they get awfully tall, usually contain very nasty thorns, and will certainly arch over a good portion of the ...
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Can I prune a grape vine in near-freezing weather?

Pruning during winter is just fine. Make sure you use alcohol to clean your bypass pruners (avoid anvil types) before, in between different vines and after you have finished. pruning grapevines
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Multi-Trunk Muscadine Grapes

Situation no. 1: If there are 1-year old canes at the base of the plant, cut everything except for one of them (keep the most suitable one to become a new trunk). Situation no. 2: If there are no 1-...
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Is it normal for young grape leaves to be reddish?

Looks perfectly normal to me. Many plants (not just grapes) do this.
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Till up grassy lanes between grape vine rows and then replant a cover, or leave alone?

Modern soil management systems have concluded that no-till is the best way to manage your soils. Here's the USDA's take on the practice (geared for traditional farmers, but the benefits would apply to ...
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Do yellowing grape leaves indicate a serious problem?

You should fertilize them. If it will not become much more severe, just do it this winter, else you can use additionally some leaf (liquid) fertilizer. It is a frequent problem on new plants, ...
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Where to place grapevines in the hot Australian sun?

Burning on grape wine is normal, you will find it also in more temperate regions, so in future the outer leaves could act as shading, in case of extreme weather. On small plants, burning is never a ...
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What can I plant along a fence to combat grapevine?

Since you are in USDA Zone 5a, you will need some cold-hardy vine plants. I would suggest you choose the following plants. Flowering vine: Clematis (i.e., Sweet Autumn Clematis, Sweet Summer Love ...
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Is this a wild Muscadie/Scupernine Vine?

It looks like it. Here's a picture of mine. Wild muscadine occurs as male or female, so if it doesn't produce fruit more than likely it's a male plant.
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Multi-Trunk Muscadine Grapes

Grapes were, in the past, cultivated also as multi-trunk plants. The real reason to have a single trunk it is mechanization. Anyway, giving the plant a good form (so a good pruning) it is important ...
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Taking care of grape vines

Just cut long branches, e.g. to the 7 or eight leaves. This is a usual summer pruning work on commercial vineyards. Only leaves near a grape will help the grape, and the flowers/grapes after the ...
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Should I plant grape vines in poor condition?

I think they would recovery. Grape vine are very resistant plants, and tend to recover and to rebuild roots and leaves. Really the cultivated grapes already passed few stages where the plants were ...
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How close can i plant perennials to a grapevine?

Ten years ago it was fashionable to plant roses within few feet from grape vine (just on the border of a vineyards): roses help keep some insects which will protect the grape vines. On olden time, it ...
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Can anyone tell me type of grapes these are?

Looks like Bangalore Blue, except your sample is seedless. That is commonly grown in India. Grapes in the species Vitis labrusca, or crossed with them have the slip-skin characteristic where the ...
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Grape vine in shade predicament, will it fruit?

This sounds roughly similar to a tradtional grape arbor situation, where the vines grow up to a latticed support where they spread out, get sun, and create shade below. The parts in the sun (with ...
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Grape vine in shade predicament, will it fruit?

My vine grows up my porch, facing north west (and I'm located about 50°N). It does get a little summer sun but it's a shady spot. It fruits pretty prolifically -- last year we got over 4 kg in the ...
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How to protect garden against wildlife (roe, deer, boar)?

If you can't fence the perimeter, fencing the individual plants would seem to be the only (reliable) option. Solar powered (so no need for electricity from the grid supply) electric fence chargers are ...
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Unknown pest identification - eggs? On a grape vine, UK

They're scale insects, in particular, brown scale. Ants are attracted by the honeydew they produce, and won't be causing any harm to your grapevine - deal with the scale and the ants stop coming. ...
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How do I get rid of wild grape vines?

I have resorted to chemical warfare. I have lost trees to wild grapes and have found that if I see them climbing I pull them down and spray with weedbegone. I am gradually gaining on them and ...
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How to protect potted vineplants from cold temperatures?

For the more rugged grape varieties, keep them pot-to-pot and well-drained. You should mulch them both above the soil and around and between the pots. Do not fertilize. Check the soil moisture and ...
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What kinds of grape vines will grow in northeastern Turkey's cold climate?

For native species, some of your best bets will be Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Limberger. I'm not sure if you can legally grow American/American-European cross grapes in Turkey, but if you ...
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Best Practices for fertilizing fruit trees

I use solid fertiliser, once a year in winter, and some time I replace it with some manure. I don't think there is need of more frequent fertilising: tree have deep roots, so it take time for ...
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Do yellowing grape leaves indicate a serious problem?

I have a few grape vines and this is normal. As we approach the fall/winter season, the levels start drying up and wither. All that will be left is the stem. You should train the vine and prune off ...
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What is wrong with my grape vine?

I think there are several problems. Looking at the woody shot (and partially also on green shots), it seems that the grape is affected by the Dead-arm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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How long will leafhoppers stay after grapes are removed?

If you are going to cut your vines right down to the ground and keep them at ground level, not allowing them to grow for a year, then the leafhoppers might go, but its unlikely - the image you've ...
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