How to grow seedless grapes
According to scientific journals, seedless grapes are genetic mutations from plants that did not have seeds. The origin of seedless grapes is thought to be in Afghanistan. Nowadays, seedless grapes are abundant in the market propagated from the cuttings of seedless plants. In this article, we tell you how to grow seedless grapes in your garden.
Decades ago, if you bought grapes from the grocery store, chances are high that these fruits would have seeds in them. However, with cloning techniques, the grapes we eat nowadays are seedless. Of course for most, it is very convenient to eat seedless grapes since you don’t have to spit out or separate the seeds.
Here is how to grow seedless grapes so you can have your own supply at home. Grapevines also make fantastic decorations in your gardens,
- Find an existing plant from the nursery that is seedless.
- In order to propagate seedless grape plants, you have to cut the stem diagonally.
- Parts of these sections can be cut into smaller pieces.
- Once you have the cut stems, you have to immerse the cutting in a natural rooting hormone (Gibberellic Acid) in order to stimulate or encourage root formation.
- When roots appear, you are ready to transplant them.
- In the meantime, prepare the pots where you will plant them.
- Take a large pot since the roots of grapes are long and deep. Grapes love a rich and well-drained soil. Make sure your pots have adequate holes in them for drainage.
- If you are going to plant the vines in your garden, prepare the soil. Transplant the rooted seedlings in the ground with at least 30 centimetres distance between vines.
- Water well and keep the roots moist without over watering.
- Remember, grapes are vines and need something to climb on. You can purchase a trellis or make one yourself.
There are other pointers you have to consider if you want to learn how to grow seedless grapes properly. Make sure you situate your plants in a sunny place as grapevines love a lot of light. For the first few years, the vines should not be allowed to bear fruit so that the roots are well established to support the fruits later on. Pruning is very important so you will have more grapes. Just remember that seedless varieties will produce smaller fruits.