Re: [gardeners] Re:Native fruit and nuts

Allen and Judy Merten (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 21:55:04 -0500

Hi Kris,
    The ways to tell male from female grape vines is that they have two different
kinds of flowers and the female has grapes and the male does not.
    I haven't started clearing the grape vines yet. I'm waiting till the garden is
in a more manageable state. I didn't clear them this winter because I was wanting
to wait one more year to see if they were going to bear. It takes two years for a
vine to bear fruit.
    Bastrop Co.
    SE Central Tx.
    Do you really want some vines? wrote:

> In a message dated 4/21/99 1:47:27 PM, writes:
> <<     I'm searching ditches and old farmsteads for native nut and fruit
> trees. I
> get all excited when I find Hickory or native Pecans on our place too. I am
> getting rid of a jillion native grape vines 'cause they are all males. I'm
> going
> to replace them with female vines as soon as possible. Native grapes vines are
>  >>
> First Allen how do you tell if it is a male. And second are you saving the
> vines to make wreaths with? I'll take one if you are.<grin>
> Kris P
> Z  5  IL
> where it's just about ready to rain again