[NAFEX] Grapes for No. IL
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Tue Jan 27 13:54:43 EST 2004
Train to multiple trunks (three if possible). That keeps the individual
ones limber and you can just lay them down and let the snow cover them.
That will do the job most of the time.
I live in zone 6/7. For what its worth, I have a Vanessa on the back porch
fence. It got really huge, and then one winter it died,or I thought it did.
The next year there was nothing. A year later, the vine regrew from the
roots. Apparently it was hardier than I thought. If it had not been for my
laziness in not getting it dug out, I would never had known that it was not
dead, it just lost the above ground wood to the winter. Had I been
intelligent, I would have pruned it back and covered it in burlap for the
winter. I was too busy worrying about the fruit trees and ignored the
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