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How to Plant Table Grapes

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How to Plant Table Grapes

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Overview

Growing table grapes in the home garden takes both space and commitment. Grape plants require fertile soil, full sun and will take up to three years to produce fruit. Dozens of varieties, or cultivars, of grape plants are available, and finding the right plants for your climate can be as simple as a call to your county extension agent. Plant grapes as soon as you can work the ground in the spring.

Step 1

Remove the grape plants from their containers. Gently shake off the existing soil from the roots.

Step 2

Trim off any broken or overly long roots from the root ball of the plants.

Step 3

Trim the plant back to a single cane. Choose the strongest looking cane to keep.

Step 4

Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of the grape plants.

Step 5

Spread the root ball in the hole and cover with removed soil. Tamp down the soil firmly around the plant to remove air pockets.

Step 6

Water the grape plant until the soil will no longer absorb water. Cover the ground around the plant with 2 to 3 inches of mulch to help retain moisture.

Step 7

Pound a plant stake or trellis 6 to 8 inches behind the grape plant. When the cane of the grape plant grows longer than 1 foot, tie the grape cane to the stake or trellis using plant tape.

Things You'll Need

  • Pruning shears
  • Shovel
  • Mulch
  • Hammer or mallet
  • Plant stake or trellis
  • Plant tape

References

  • Oregon State University Extension: Growing Grapes in Your Home Garden
  • University of Minnesota Extension: Growing Grapes for Home Use
Keywords: grow table grapes, plant table grapes, growing grapes

About this Author

G. K. Bayne is a freelance writer, currently writing for Demand Studios where her expertise in back-to-basics, computers and electrical equipment are the basis of her body of work. Bayne began her writing career in 1975 and has written for Demand since 2007.

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