Grapes self pollinating?
Posted 11 April 2004 - 11:56 AM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 06:56 PM
Even if they were in need of a second plant, it wouldn't be a need for a second grape vine of the same variety. Cultivated varieties (cultivars) are genetically identical. So whatever it is that plant #1 mght be lacking to make fruit, plant #2 of that same cultivar would also be lacking it.
, Senior Instructor, The Michigan School of Gardening
Posted 11 April 2004 - 06:58 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:03 PM
Some grapes do need a pollinator. Sorry for jumping the gun,just because the grapes _I_ grow are self-fruitful. I shoulda known there'd be exceptions.
So check your catalog. For instance: "Carlos is a perfect-flowered muscadine grape that is self-fruitful and is used as a pollinator for female type varieties such as Fry."
and "Beta...self fruitful; Bluebell... self fruitful; Frontenac... self-fruitful; Minnesota 78...needs pollinator; Valiant... self fruitful."
This world of plants is WAY too big for me!
, red faced Senior Instructor, the Michigan School of Gardening
Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:09 PM