[NAFEX] grow grapes on pines?
dragon-star at cableone.net
Tue Dec 21 11:16:26 EST 2004
I have never heard of a male grape. Please tell more.
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Charles Paradise
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 9:19 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] grow grapes on pines?
Thirty years ago two-needle red pines were planted in a single row on the
back edge of the property. Sun goes directly onto several of them with not
too much obstruction. The pines are off course tall, say 25' or 30', and
the trunks are bare at least the bottom 15'. Dead limbs appear on the bare
trunks appearing promising to help the grapes cling.
I've always thought pines beat the soil. I wonder if there will be enough
water and other nutrients to encourage the grapes to grow up on them. On
the other hand, one of the pines has an enormous volunteer grape, apparantly
male-only because it blooms copiously, and it is a heavy vine growing
completely to the top of the pine it is growing on.
So what do you all think? Are you for my planting the grapes at the base of
the pines, or against it?
If you are for it, at what height should the grapes be kept down to?
[climbing trees is a hard way to harvest grapes!]
zone 5ish Massachusetts
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