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KirkH
Austin, TX

January 4, 2013
5:03 PM

Post #9375681

This spring I am thinking about planting some seedless grapes. Does anyone grow them & could recommend a variety?
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 4, 2013
5:15 PM

Post #9375696

I am planning the same thing. 2 years ago my neighbors got some from HD (which are selected for our area). They grew really well in a large pot and when they moved last year, they took the grapes with them. They told me they had grapes this year. I dont remember the name of the variety but both Lowes and HD order fruits and veggies selected for the zone the store is in. I'll probably repeat what my neighbors did since they had good results. i will put mine in the ground tho instead of a pot. Hope this helps a little.
PS Probably the best place to select a good variety is the TAM website.

This message was edited Jan 4, 2013 8:17 PM

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 5, 2013
5:30 PM

Post #9376574

drthor grows grapes. You can send her a message.
hrp50
Carrollton, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 5, 2013
5:49 PM

Post #9376597

Is there anything that drthor doesn't grow? And I say that without any hint of envy in my voice.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 5, 2013
6:36 PM

Post #9376632

She used to not grow peas, but she finally had some success with them this fall! Hooray!

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 5, 2013
7:23 PM

Post #9376712

Yes, I have grapes in my back yard.
I dunno the varieties. I bought them at Cotsco a few years back.
Before planting the bare root grapes I forgot them outside under the snow ... and they survived. So they are really hardy in my area.
I have green grapes mostly. They are good and sweet - I let the birds eat most of them, so they will not bother my tomatoes ... giggle.


By the way ... nope I cannot grow peas!
It might be because I was gone a lot in the past six months and I didn't take care much of my garden ... but those peas are still a mystery to me ...

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 5, 2013
7:56 PM

Post #9376753

I thought you had some pea pods, drthor? Well, we'll try again in the spring. :)

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 5, 2013
8:03 PM

Post #9376758

no more peas ... that's it !!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

January 6, 2013
3:29 AM

Post #9376889

Too hot for peas, sadly.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 6, 2013
8:36 AM

Post #9377087

Cheryl, I have had lots of success with peas! Gotta start them early & grow varieties that have a short DTM.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

January 6, 2013
8:41 AM

Post #9377092

Do you start them in winter, like the end of January? Peas are definately cold weather crops.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2013
8:43 AM

Post #9377094

I grow snowpeas here in Houston but I plant them with the fall garden, you know, brassicas, carrots, beets, radishes, lettuces, etc. I could probably grow English peas but I dont like them that much. In the heat of summer, I grow cowpeas like purple hull, crowder, ladypeas, etc. They can take the heat.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 6, 2013
8:58 AM

Post #9377104

In our area, the plant out date is Feb 10-Mar 1.
hrp50
Carrollton, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 6, 2013
10:40 AM

Post #9377189

Does that include snow peas and sugar snap peas? If Feb. 10 to Mar. 1 is the plant out date I'd better get my seeds in peat pots today. Anything else that needs to be planted indoors now?

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 6, 2013
10:51 AM

Post #9377199

hrp, I direct sow as they don't like to be transplanted.

The dates are for both edible pod (snow peas) and English peas. I have successfully grown Alaska and Wonder pea varieties.

Not sure how we got from grapes to peas! LOL
hrp50
Carrollton, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 6, 2013
11:00 AM

Post #9377209

stephanietx,

I'm not one to point fingers, ahem, but the first mention of "peas" was in your post. :)

Now back to grapes!
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

January 6, 2013
11:09 AM

Post #9377223

Funny.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 6, 2013
9:05 PM

Post #9377730

Drthor, how did you forget them in the snow? This sounds interesting. I also have grapes growing but they are the wild mustang grapes. The birds love them.
jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 7, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9377964

I grow Thompsons Seedless which isnt supposed to do great here. It produces lots of grapes every year but they tend to be on the small marble side.
sweetmommy
Fulshear, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 29, 2013
7:37 PM

Post #9402059

We have wild Mustang grapes everywhere you look along the roads around here. Not good for eating but they make a delicious jelly.
I've also had success with Thompson Seedless. Well, it hasn't died but it hasn't produced yet either. This will be year 3 so I'm hoping...
Gypsi
Fort Worth, TX

February 9, 2013
6:14 PM

Post #9413589

I have 3 or 4 living grapevines, but this year when the grapes come on, the bird netting follows. Mockingbirds wiped me out last year. Bought the vines at lowes. a white, a red and a black. Accidentally pruned the black too much, stuck cuttings in dirt last winter, and those vines lived too.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 13, 2013
9:43 AM

Post #9417745

Fredericksburg, Tx heart of the Hill Country. home of wildseed gardens- i really wanted to stop andshop! Is also the heart of Texas wine country

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