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My concard grape arbor is produceing much leaf growth,
but very very few grapes
I cut back rather heavily last year on previous advice
that would prompt more fruiting but 8-(
The original planting was about 10 yearsago.
How can we manage to produce the fruit we used to please?
Stay young, OldAck
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On Sun, 24 Sep 2006 12:06:05 GMT, "THURSTON ACKERMAN"
Probably needs more phosphates. Nitrates the first number in a
fertilizer produces lots of green. That is why lawn fertilizers have
a higher first number, but fruits and flowers like a higher middle
number which is for phosphorus. I like a high middle number like
tomato stakes 6-12-6 for flowering plants. I can't always get an
exact 1-2-1 type, but have to settle for something close depending on
the quantity and type I need. The third number in fertilizer is
potash/potassium and plants need a little of that to properly utilize
the other two. I've heard tell that old pecan orchards have been
restored to produce again by the addition of potash.
this year leave the vines until spring, then select vines that are pencil thick
3-4 feet in both directions "arms" (or 2 sets, one on the upper fence, one lower
down) and leave a vine coming off that every foot (the fingers). cut that last
to about 3-5 buds.
I use the curtain system. my thick heavy standard goes up to 8', the 2 arms go
about 3 feet and the vines come off that, hanging down. very productive. every
other year or so I select new "arms". Ingrid
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