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How to Plant Seedless Grapes

By Hollan Johnson ; Updated September 21, 2017
Grapes on the vine

Seedless grapes are a mutation propagated by planting buds; they cannot be grown from seed. They are self-pollinating, so you will only need one vine to produce grapes. Most varieties of seedless grapes are hardy to zone 5. Canadice and Einset are well-known varieties with proven winter hardiness.

Choose an appropriate location to plant your seedless grapes. The vines like full sun and well-drained, slightly acidic soil. (Reference 1)

Plant your seedless grapes in early spring, just as the soil thaws. Dig a hole 8 to 12 inches deep and 1 foot wide. Place the vine in the hole and cover it with soil. Pat the soil down firmly. Space your vines 6 to 8 feet apart. (Reference 1)

Fertilize your seedless grapes with 1/2 cup of water-soluble 10-10-10 fertilizer one month after planting. (Reference 1)

Train your grapes by tying the two strongest leads to a stake or trellis with twine. (Reference 2)

Water your seedless grapes once a week for 10 minutes. (Reference 2)


Things You Will Need

  • Trellis or stake
  • Twine


  • Compost or manure may be used instead of 10-10-10 fertilizer.


  • Black rot effects seedless grapes grown in humid climates. Apply fungicide to combat it. (Reference 2)

About the Author


Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer and contributing editor for many online publications. She has been writing professionally since 2008 and her interests are travel, gardening, sewing and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Johnson taught English in Japan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.