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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-04-2020, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Default Any grape growers?

I have 2 grape vines started, one a seedless concord and the other I don’t know. Thinking about growing the vines either horizontally or on more of an arbor type setup. I have done the arbor thing before and it was nice because the grapes hung below the vines so the birds didn’t get at them. I am wondering if growing them horizontally, along a fence, would end up causing loss of grapes to birds etc. because the grapes would be easy for them to get at.

Any experienced thoughts?


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-12-2020, 01:26 PM
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Go with the arbor.
I have grapes on an arbor, and it is nice.
My Concord is doing real well but last year I put some vegetation killer to close to another and it died.
Planted a new vine last year, do not even remember exactly what , it is looks to be doing well so far.

I put the arbor up decades back for a wild grape which really took off but it was made out of treated wood and it, literally broke apart.
I have to finish bolting it together this summer.

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