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Old 04-05-2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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I'm going to try growing some Concord vines. I harvested about a tablespoon of seeds from several pounds of concord grapes that were grown locally. I dried them and they've been in cabinet storage for about 9 months.

Does anyone know if Concord grape seeds need to be cold-stored (frozen) for proper germination? Any pointers for soil amelioration?


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This might not work well, as most grapes are grown on rot-resistant root stock with the good grapes grafted on.

In any case, you will save years of time buying bare root vines. This is the right time of year to do it.


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