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May 11, 2020 11:21 AM CST

I am curious if anyone has tried to dig up and plant wild muscadine vines in East Texas. They grow really well on my property but they are all up in the tops of the trees and we can't get to the fruit. Any advice would be appreciated.
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May 19, 2020 3:38 PM CST
Bryan, TX
I dug and replanted a few when I lived at Lindale, TX. They thrived exceptionally well on a fence. Pruning became a necessity after about three years. I had selected vines of good producers and buried portions of them so they would root, then later dug them up and put them on the fence. There were big differences between the production from one vine to another. There were small variations between the characteristics of the fruit. Over several years I eliminated all except the best one.
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May 26, 2020 10:30 AM CST
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
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Agreed, I notice a lot of the wild ones NEED a lot of length before they produce, and age, but if you layer from an older vine they produce fruit faster. I wish it were as easy to dig them out...
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