Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

grapes doing nothing

Posted by don92 10 (My Page) on
Thu, May 17, 12 at 17:11

I have 3 year old grape vines, reliance, concord and a white. They are doing nothing. Every spring they come up looking fine , then do nothing. By the end of the season they drop their leaves I think prematurely and wither away. I spray for fungus but was always told they did not need fertilizer, they would grow like weeds. They are still just a small 2' high bush. I am in the mountains of NC zone 7 with a sandy clay. Guess I always thought grapes were a no brainer, perhaps that labels me.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: grapes doing nothing

I planted 2 concord grape plants for my mother last mothers day. I occasionally give them some miracle-gro and they are about 6' up an 8' pole now.

RE: grapes doing nothing


Grapes do need fertilizer if they aren't growing, mainly nitrogen. If there are weeds, grass, or big trees nearby that might be part of the issue. Those things compete for water and fertilizer and slow down any newly planted fruit.

RE: grapes doing nothing

Thanks folks! After 3 years I got the message; fertilize!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here