Growing Grapes From Seed - My Grape Vine

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Grapes are small round or oval berries that feature semi-translucent flesh encased by a smooth skin. Grapes can be eaten raw, or they can be used for making jam, juice, jelly, raisins, wine, grape seed extracts, molasses, vinegar, and grape seed oil. Although some varieties of grapes contain edible seeds, others are seedless. The question, now, is this: How is growing grapes from seed done?

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Growing Grapes From Seed - My Grape Vine

  1. 1. Grapes are small round or oval berries that feature semi-translucent flesh encased by a smooth skin. Grapes can be eaten raw, or they can be used for making jam, juice, jelly, raisins, wine, grape seed extracts, molasses, vinegar, and grape seed oil. Although some varieties of grapes contain edible seeds, others are seedless. The question, now, isthis: How is growing grapes from seed done?Click Here For My Grape Vine Instant Access Now!Well, you must know that growing grapes from seeds is not theideal way of reproducing a grape vine. This is because thegenetics of a variety is not completely carried over by the seeds,which means to say that if, for instance, you plant a Concordseed and the seed germinates successfully, the new grape vinemay not have all the true characteristics of a Concord grape.Apart from that, the problem with growing grapes from seeds isthat a very low percentage of the seeds will germinate. The grapeseed is covered with a very tough seed coat that keeps the seeddormant until ideal conditions for germination arise. In fact, thegrape seeds have to undergo a process called stratification inorder to obtain a higher germination percentage. Stratification, insimple terms, is cold treatment. After extracting the seeds fromthe berries, you need to put the seeds in peat moss or damppaper towel, inside a refrigerator for at least two to three months.After stratification, remove the seeds from the refrigerator andallow them to warm inside your home. Plant them in seed potsand ensure that the temperature is about twenty degrees Celsiusduring daytime. Seeds should not be placed outdoors in directsunlight, as too much heat and light will cause the seeds to die.Some of the seeds may germinate in a few weeks. Once theseedling is about one to two inches high, plant it out in a biggerpot, making sure that the soil is moist but not too wet. It is
  2. 2. advisable to grow the seedlings in the pots for a full year, beforeplanting them out.And this is how growing grapes from seed is done.Click Here For My Grape Vine Instant Access Now!

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