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Grow tubes and grapes

Posted by poolecw 7/8 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 12, 13 at 23:34

I planted my first grape plants this spring...Concords and some scuppernong plants. They are about knew high now and some are really starting to put out the leaves. I hear of some vineyards using grow tubes with their young plants. Do any of you guys have any experience using them? Do they seem to help "grow" the plants any better? I've already bought a few tubes to try but haven't installed them yeet.

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RE: Grow tubes and grapes

From what I've seen, it appears that the function of a grow tube is just to protect the young tender vines from damage either from pests or the wind. I don't think they have any other benefits.

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  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 13, 13 at 20:11

Could also protect from herbicide such as roundup. Depending on materials it might warm the plant or cool it off. Grapes like it warm to hot.

RE: Grow tubes and grapes

They can also protect from desiccating winds during the winter if you live in a cold/windy area like ND!

RE: Grow tubes and grapes

From what I have read regarding grow tubes, not only do they protect the young grapes, but they provide a greenhouse type environment. I may put them at the start of winter and mound up top soil to protect them through the winter.

RE: Grow tubes and grapes

Don't think you need to protect them in Zone 10 :)

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