Many people think that growing grapes is difficult to achieve. Not so. With the right climate and grapevine care, anyone can grow these tasty fruits. In addition to proper growing conditions, support structures and pruning of grapes is essential to their overall health. Growing healthy grapes also keeps pests and disease at bay. Use the following information to learn more about how to grow grapes.
It is important to take the irrigation needs of grapevines into consideration before planting. The impact of high heat and drought is also a factor in choosing which grape cultivars to grow. Learn more about grapes that can tolerate heat and drought-like conditions here.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
You’re so excited to start harvesting your grapes, but there are none on the vine. What a disappointment to find your grapevine won’t produce. Click the following article for some reasons this might happen and learn how to get grapes on vines.
Grape downy mildew control requires gardening practices that improve growing conditions and minimize water on the leaves. For tips on its control, click on the following article to learn more about this disease.
Dead arm is the name of a grapevine disease that has all but been phased out. Thought to be one disease, in fact, it is two and now commonly diagnosed and treated separately. But since the name “dead arm” still comes up in literature, we will examine it here.
Crown gall of grapes is caused by a bacterium and can girdle the vines, causing loss of vigor and sometimes death. Grapevine crown gall control can be difficult but several selection and site tips can help prevent it. This article will help with that.
Are your grape leaves losing color? It might be chlorosis of grape leaves. What is grape chlorosis and what causes it? The following article contains information on how to recognize the symptoms of grape chlorosis and its treatment.
Grapevine leafroll virus is a complex disease and a destructive one. It is present in all grape growing regions of the world. If you grow grapevines, you need to be aware of leafroll and what you can do about it. Click this article to learn more.
Although there are plethora of options in terms of type, many of the same issues may afflict vines. Preventing and identifying specific causes of grapevine decline is the key to bountiful harvests of homegrown grapes. Click here for GVCV information.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Occasionally, we all have a plant that is not doing its best and failing for no apparent reason. When removed from the ground, we see swelling and galls among the roots, a classic case of root knot nematode. This article covers what to do for nematodes of grapevines.
What is grape anthracnose? It is a fungal disease probably introduced from Europe in the 1800s. While mostly cosmetic, grapes with anthracnose are unsightly and commercial value is reduced. Luckily, preventive grape anthracnose treatment is available. Learn more here.
Though powdery mildew is generally considered less worrisome than black rot or downy mildew on grapes, when left uncontrolled it can kill grape plants. Learn more about grape powdery mildew symptoms and tips on treating powdery mildew on grapes here.
Growing grapevines is fun, even if you don?t make your own wine. Fungal infections, including the grape armillaria fungus, can ruin your vines, though. Know the signs of infection and what to do to prevent or manage it in this article.
It may be very concerning to look at your grapevines one day and see what appears to be warts all over the grape leaves. This is a legitimate concern, as wart-like galls on grape leaves are a tell-tale sign of grape root aphids. Click this article to learn more about them.
Grapevines can be allowed to climb up an existing fence, but if you don?t have one, another method of support must be found. There are many types of grapevine support structures to choose, but the following article discusses how to make a grapevine support.
?Oh, Beulah, peel me a grape.? There are several interpretations of what that actually means, but suffice it to say that thick skinned grapes actually exist and very well might need to be peeled. Learn more about thick grape skins in this article.
Sometimes, grapes leaking water appear cloudy or even mucus-like, and sometimes, it really does look like the grapevine is dripping water. This phenomenon is natural and is referred to as grapevine bleeding. Find out about bleeding in grapes here.
Growing grapes is a labor of love, but it ends in frustration when, despite your best efforts, the vines yellow and die. In this article, you?ll learn to identify and treat grapevine yellows disease. Click here for additional information.
To get the healthiest vines that produce the most fruit, consider companion planting with grapes. Plants that grow well with grapevines are those that lend a beneficial quality to the growing grapes. The question is what to plant around grapes? Find out here.
Whether you own a vineyard or have just a plant or two in the backyard, grapevine pests are a serious hazard. Some of these pests are grapevine bud mites. Click this article to learn more about mites on grapevines and grape bud mite control.
Most consumers and gardeners may not give a lot of thought to seedless grapes facts, but when you stop to think about it, exactly what are seedless grapes, and without seeds, how does a seedless grape reproduce? Click here to learn more.
You can make jelly out of any grape, but some varieties are better suited than others. This article will help you learn more about growing grapes for jelly and jam and the best grapes for jelly and jam production. Click here.
Grapes are are developed on new shoots, called canes, which are useful for the preparation of jellies, pies, wine and juice while the leaves can be used in cooking. They can also be eaten as fresh. This article discusses which grapes are used to make wine.
Want to can your own grape jelly or make your own wine? There?s a grape out there for you. Learn about some of the more common grape varieties and the characteristics of different types of grapes in this article.
If you don?t have the space for a traditional garden, containers are a great alternative. And grapes, believe it or not, handle container life very well. Learn more about how to grow grapes in a container by clicking this article.
The results of a soil test will tell you if you should be fertilizing your grapevines. If so, take a look at this article to find out when to feed grapevines and how to fertilize grapes. Click here for more information.
If you?re looking for a great tasting grape with an unusual appearance, try witch finger grapes. Read this article to find out about this exciting new variety of grape that is sure to become a hit. Click here for more info.
With suitable conditions, the only thing home grape growers need worry about is how to get the grapes before the birds do! Unfortunately, doesn?t exist year after year, leading to the issue of grape berry cracking. Learn more about it in this article.
Summer bunch rot is a common problem of grapes, resulting in a partial or total loss of fruits if not caught early. Read this article to learn more about this grape disease. Click here for more information.
If you have noticed irregular blotches or blister-like lesions on your grape leaves, you may be wondering what, or who the culprit is. Although you may not see them, chances are good that this damage is the product of blister leaf mites. Learn more in this article.
Muscadine grapes are indigenous to the Southeastern United States. Native Muscadine grapevine plantings have been cultured for over 400 years for use in wine making, pies and jellies. Learn how to grow these grapes here.
There are plenty of plant viruses that no one has heard of, but few are as widely known as grapevine fanleaf virus. Learn how to identify a sick grapevine and what to do if this virus has made its way into your home garden with help from this article.
Transplanting grapevines can be labor intensive. A better approach is to take cuttings and try rooting grapevines. The tips found in this article can help you with both. Click here for more information.
Nothing is as frustrating as growing grapes in the garden only to find they have succumbed to problems such as disease - like Pierce?s disease. Click here to learn more about Pierce?s disease in grapes.
Grapevine winter care involves the addition of some type of protective covering and proper pruning, especially in colder regions. Learning how to winterize grapevines isn?t difficult. Find out more here.
In addition to support, pruning grapes is a vital part of their overall health. Regular pruning is essential for controlling grape canes and producing quality fruit yields. Read this article to learn how to prune grapes.
Growing and harvesting grapes isn’t solely the province of wine producers anymore. You see them everywhere, clambering over arbors or up fences, but how do grapes grow? Growing grapes isn’t as difficult as many believe. Learn how to plant grapes in your landscape here.