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How to Grow Grapes in 5 Easy Steps

Basically, you need a large, open, sunny space with good soil. Grapes need about 50 to 100 square feet per vine if growing vertically on a trellis or arbor.

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Find the best place to plant your grapes

There are three basic types of grapes—American, European, and Muscadine. There's also hybrids (like our favorite Zestful grapes) made by combining American and European varieties.

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Choose the best grape variety for your climate

Table grapes don't need a fancy support system. Although it's good to get them off the ground and onto a trellis where you can easily prune and harvest.

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Properly plant your new grape vine

Grapes produce on growth that is a year old. This makes it important that a pruning schedule is kept to remove older growth and ensure new growth develops.

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Maintain and prune your grapevines

Grapevines generally don’t require much fertilizer, so fertilize sparingly. In early spring, apply about eight to ten ounces of 10-10-10 or 10-20-20 fertilizer.

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Occasionally feed your grapes

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