[NAFEX] grape cuttings.

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 19:32:52 EDT 2009


For eating grapes I would add Fredonia, Swenson Red & Bluebell to your  
list, tho none of them are seedless.  If you remind me around pruning  
time I can send you some sticks....

~mIEKAL


On Oct 29, 2009, at 6:20 PM, Matt Demmon wrote:

> I had a sudden urge today to try and propagate my own grapes from
> cuttings. Most of the catalogs don't have the varieties that I want,
> and the nurseries that have varieties I want send pretty small plants,
> which get lost unless I plant them in a nursery bed first, and at that
> point I might as well be doing my own. I've had good success with
> willow and ribes cuttings (easy) and I've read the relevant section of
> Lon's book, so I think I can do it.
>
> Anyways, I'm not too particular on variety, as long as it would ripen
> in SE michigan, zone 5. I want them for fresh eating, and would like
> some seedless varieties, as the ones I have now are mostly seeded. So
> my biggest concerns are: Adaption to my location, good taste, and easy
> to grow with no spraying. Catawba does not ripen at our place, as I
> found out after I bought it from a local nursery, but the Concord that
> was here when we moved in does ripen, and seems quite productive and
> delicious despite it's rambling and untended nature. Goes back on a
> trellis next year, and OFF the austrian pine. ;)
>
> I wrote some varieties down from Lon's book, so if you have any of
> these I would be interested, or in your own suggestions for my area:
>
> Mars
> Worden Seedless
> Alwood
> Kay Gray
> Cayuga White
> Steuben
> Louis Swenson
> Interlaken
> Lakemont
> Canadice
> Petite Jewel
> Reliance
> Vanessa
> Venus
> Ives
> Sheridan
> Chelois
> Vincent
>
> I already have Marquis, Somerset Seedless, Concord, and Catawba (which
> the chickens enjoy unripe after the first couple frosts)
>
> thanks!
>
> -matt
> se MI z5
>
> -- 



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