Bunch of black grapes on the vine

Nowadays, most grapes are grown from cuttings. If you grow these plants from cuttings, you’ll discover it easier than getting started from grape seeds. You can begin from green or dormant cuttings. Although dormant is the more commonly used than green cuttings, green cuttings are used for grape variety which don’s root nicely when using the dormant cuttings.


The common varieties which were grown from green or soft cuttings are Vitis aestivalis or Vitis lincecumii or the Muscadine grapes. Planting Muscadine grapes from cuttings has a higher success rate compared to growing dormant cuttings. The success rate of the variety when using the soft cuttings is about seventy to eighty percent compared to one to 2 percent if you use its dormant woods.

Using green cuttings can also be beneficial if you need to propagate a suitable selection. It’s faster than using the dormant cuttings.

When picking your green cut, you can use any healthy growing shoot or cane. But you must prevent the canes which are beginning to harden and start to become brown color. These characteristics demonstrate that the cane stopped growing. The ideal time to take green cuttings is early spring time to provide the young vines time to grow.

Take Note

The cuttings must be four to six inches long. Make sure two or three leaves are with the cutting edge. You must remove the excess leaves; if you see a large leaf in the cutting edge, you need to cut it into half. Remember, a cutting with no leaf will rarely develop roots.

After eliminating the softwood, you need to set the root in a mist bench that’s connected to a heating cable. This is important to keep the temperature in eighty five percent degree Fahrenheit heat in the main part. If you do this procedure correctly, you’ll discover that small roots will begin to pop out in six to nine days; your strands have to be ready before this occurs.

Once you’ve got plagued your vines, you need to keep them under high humidity or mist for a few days before the roots can shield the crops from sagging or wilting. If you place the vines within your greenhouse, this will quicken the main expansion and the new vine can finally give you additional shoots which may be used for cuttings in two to three weeks time. By doing this method you’re assured that your cuttings can multiply and become hundreds or even million after six weeks.


If you don’t have a greenhouse, you can use a enormous black plastic pot which has clear plastic cover and possibly supported with wires. It’s also better to use glass coverthis is going to make greenhouse impact to your cuttings. Take note that vines presented with continuous heat root quicker.

When your plants are ready for planting, you need to be certain to have prepared the soil and other materials for developing your grape vines. While your vines from dormant cuttings will need to be exposed to sun directly, it isn’t the same with the vine derived from green cuttings. Vines from green or soft cuttings need additional protection when implanted in your vineyard.