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Name: Matthew Bloomfield
New Zealand (Zone 9b)
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MatthewBloomfield
Aug 11, 2017 2:53 AM CST
Hi,
I came across a vineyard being pulled out and grabbed some vines, they were ripped out by a digger and only have about a foot of roots attached, do you think they'll survive if I prune them, fertilise and keep them watered?

It's Spring here we are zone 9A.

I will also take cuttings to guarantee I get some growing. It was so sad to see acres of these vines getting pulled out, I will go back and try to dig some out before they pull them out.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks heaps :)
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Aug 11, 2017 6:27 AM CST
Hi Matthew 😁
Your in winter ! Right ?
There perrty tuff. Prune perrty severly.
For canes. Take healty 1 inch dia. or so new cane, bury it 2/3. It will grow come spring. Thumbs up
If its summer. I would start canes in shade. Thumbs up
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 11, 2017 9:16 AM CST
Grapes transplant easily, even when ripped up. Plant them and care for them but don't fertilize. Leave that for once they are well established.
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plantmanager
Aug 11, 2017 9:24 AM CST
They'll grow fine for you. They are very hardy plants. Why were they pulling them out? Will that area become a subdivision? That's what would happen in my area. I hate to see all of the ag land built up.
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Aug 11, 2017 9:39 AM CST
phew! That was difficult- been trying to find a tree or plant forum on google for hours, and after several attempts to register on various ones, finally came across this one. Now, I can't seem to find any 'post message' button anywhere, so am limited to replying to threads. What gives?? They don't make it easy do they!! I appreciate this has nothing to do with this thread or indeed the question in the op, but I have no idea how else to post my question. Where is the 'create your own thread' or 'post' button?
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Name: Matthew Bloomfield
New Zealand (Zone 9b)
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MatthewBloomfield
Aug 11, 2017 1:31 PM CST
Thank you Phillip, Daisy and Karen.

I will go ahead and transplant them and trim back and use the trimmings for cuttings, that is the message I seem to be getting that they will be hardy enough. Thanks Daisy I will hold off the fertiliser until they have been in the ground a while.

Karen, they are pulling them up to return the land to dairy farming, which seems incredible that it would be more profitable to do that, especially given that all the vines are there and the infrastructure is already in place. I think it may be also due to wanting farming that is a bit hands off. It just seems so crazy, each to their own I guess, and all the better for me. They had ripped out probably 20 acres worth by the time I got there, just piling them up to be burnt.

That'll be my job for the next week, ferrying them back home, thankfully it is only about 5 mins down the road. I'll just try and get as many as I can, I'll put them in sawdust or water till I can get holes dug for them, we have very rocky ground so it takes a while to dig holes but I'll get them in as soon as possible.

They are pinot noir and and sav. blanc, I don't drink wine but I'm sure they'll make a nice juice!

Thanks again everyone. What a great forum! Hurray! Thank You!
Name: Matthew Bloomfield
New Zealand (Zone 9b)
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MatthewBloomfield
Aug 11, 2017 1:33 PM CST
henrywitika, I see you worked out how to post a question, but just in case: just go up to the top, click Community then ask a question, or go to the forums, find the appropriate forum and scroll to the bottom of the page, there will be a text box to start a thread.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 11, 2017 2:04 PM CST
Thank you Matthew. Good advice for Henrywitika.

Grape cuttings will have a difficult time rooting this time of year. They will want to grow leaves before roots so won't survive. Grape cuttings are usually planted in the fall.

@Henrywitika, You need not start a new thread if you are still on the same subject. You do need to go back to your own thread and post a comment in the box at the bottom of the screen and when you are done typing, push the 'finished' button.

I'm not sure why you can find MatthewBloomfield's thread and post in it but not your own.

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