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Give it a try... There's nothing to gain if you don't give it a try.

I have a little encouragement for you. A neighbor up the road where we used to live had both white and purple concord grave vines that he started the same way you are. We picked the vines for 3 years and my wife canned grape juice with the whole grapes, water and a little sugar. Which we shared with him and his wife. I really miss that grape juice, so delicious. Welches had nothing on her. She also made grape jelly from the concord grapes which was delicious and we shared the jelly also. How's that for a little encouragement? OK?

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Give it a try... There's nothing to gain if you don't give it a try.

I have a little encouragement for you. A neighbor up the road where we used to live had both white and purple concord grave vines that he started the same way you are. We picked the vines for 3 years and my wife canned grape juice with the whole grapes, water and a little sugar. Which we shared with him and his wife. I really miss that grape juice, so delicious. Welches had nothing on her. She also made grape jelly from the concord grapes which was delicious and we shared the jelly also. How's that for a little encouragement? OK?

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That is wonderful encouragement! I am getting the cutting next week and am going for it. I am starting with 6 and hoping 3 take.
 

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Anyone got any experiences with TyTy? They seem to have great ratings in the comments section and the prices seem good also.

Along with Concord and Nigeria. I just about got farm babe talked into Merlot and Pinot Chardonnay. She says but we rarely drink wine. My answer is but we should have a little wine a few times a week. Not to get drunk but for health. Plus I would enjoy stomping them to ferment. 😂

https://www.tytyga.com/Merlot-Grape-p/grawin-merlot.htm

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Anyone got any experiences with TyTy? They seem to have great ratings in the comments section and the prices seem good also.

Along with Concord and Nigeria. I just about got farm babe talked into Merlot and Pinot Chardonnay. She says but we rarely drink wine. My answer is but we should have a little wine a few times a week. Not to get drunk but for health. Plus I would enjoy stomping them to ferment. 😂

https://www.tytyga.com/Merlot-Grape-p/grawin-merlot.htm

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I have not but you have directed me to yet another site for shopping ;)! I will have my DH send you a thank you note :gig :lol:

On a serious note I will check it out. I got grape cuttings from my sister started and have an order on Ebay (not my favorite) that I am contemplating but TyTy might be a better choice
 

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the first year is important for grape vines you intend to keep for a long time. you don't want a trunk that is slanted or looped or sagging (you want water to run right down the main stem) - otherwise it encourages disease or even splitting.

after the first year when you work with the plant you may want to shape it to fill a given space but the more important thing to consider is how much first year wood (how many nodes) you need to leave for the next year's fruiting and also taking into consideration the variety and how old the plant is. you probably won't hit a lot of production until after the third season when starting out with a new vine.
 

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I have not but you have directed me to yet another site for shopping ;)! I will have my DH send you a thank you note :gig :lol:

On a serious note I will check it out. I got grape cuttings from my sister started and have an order on Ebay (not my favorite) that I am contemplating but TyTy might be a better choice
I know nothing about TyTy but we fixin' to find out. Like the reviews and no hassle 1 year warranty.

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Our order came in from tyty. 2 year old grape vines just breaking dormancy with buds swelling on the main trunk. The trunks are a lot larger in diameter than what you see at the stores. The roots were packaged in hydrogel and wrapped tight in a plastic bag. The box they sent them is was something I never seen before. It has two inserts to hold the vines in suspension and handles to carry the box. It took tyty 2 days to process the order but shipping was quick, 1 day, actually less than 24 hours. My wife and I planted them less than 4 hours after receiving them. I planted them leaving the graft about 2 inches above the soil. They are supposed to have a vigorous root system. Praying they all take off and shoot up vines and are long lived 👍


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I got a couple of cuttings about a month ago and planted them in pots to get them started. One of them is putting out leaves, but the second one didn't make it. I'm really thrilled that the one made it though. It's called a Bronx Seedless- supposedly a Concord hybrid (but seedless?).
 
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