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Are these baby grapes?

Posted by bgbtoronto Toronto (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 4, 13 at 0:21

Hi there, I have a Concord grape vine I planted mid summer last year. It is growing like crazy this spring after I cut back 90% of it growth in the winter from last year. I know that I am supposed to remove fruit this year to improve fruiting quality next year.

Is this fruit on the vine. If so, should I cut it off immediately?

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RE: Are these baby grapes?

That's fruit,..up to you, a little bunch doesn't hurt much, if you want a leader grow a little faster cut it off.

RE: Are these baby grapes?

Fruit buds. If it were me, I'd leave them on so I'd get to sample some fruit this year. But that comes from a home gardener who likes experimenting with a variety of fruit in the backyard. If you are an orchardist and trying to maximize fruit production in future years, then follow the recommended pruning program. If you are a backyardy, let those clusters flower and fruit!

RE: Are these baby grapes?

I am just starting grapes, too. That looks like a flower bud to me. Mine looked like that. I thought they were baby grapes and the next day, all buds opened to florets of tiny white yellow flowers. I hope when I go out tomorrow, they will have formed grapes. Have yours been through the flowering stage yet? If so, maybe yours really are baby grapes. What fun!

RE: Are these baby grapes?

Second diagram Photo 3 stage then fruit comes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cap fall

RE: Are these baby grapes?

Thanks everyone! I think I may remove all but one bunch of fruit as there are quite a few of them! Thats exciting.

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