Hi, i’m josh clark. And I’m wondering have you ever been to a grocery store, picked up some seedless grapes, eaten them, and then just stopped dead in your tracks and thought, wait a minute, how can something that needs seeds to reproduce.
Be seedless. These grapes shouldn’t even exist. I mean, yes these seedless grapes can be here. But what about its children? I’m here to answer this existential question for you. It turns out that most of the fruit we eat.
Are clones of other fruit. Most fruits is propagated including seedless grapes, through cuttings. So they don’t need to have seeds. Rather than following the traditional angiosperm method of reproduction, which means producing seeds,.
And fruit to cover those things. So to produce a new bunch of seedless grapes, a whole new plant, you take a cutting from an existing vine. You dip that cutting in rooting hormone. And you put that cutting in a little bit of nice warm soil. A little moisture and you’ve got a new vine.
That’s going to produce more seedless grapes. They never have to produce seeds because they never have to reproduce. But where do the seedless grapes come from to begin with? Turns out somewhere along the line, somebody noticed some grapes that didn’t produce seeds well.
And said, hey, this is a genetic defect that I could really cash in on. Let me just keep propagating this one grape. So all the seedless grapes today are descendants of clones of that original freak of nature seedless grape. Which you can thank the guy who figured that one out.
And one last thing, the seedless grapes you eat actually do have seeds in them. They have the beginning of seeds that due to that genetic mutation we talked about, never form the hard outer shell, which means you never choke on a grape seed.
You can thank that guy, whoever his name is, he was a good guy. If you like this tutorial, you’re going to love all the tutorials on this YouTube channel. You can go ahead and subscribe. Maybe leave a nice little comment and just watch tutorials all day long.
Two Year Grapes How To Grow Grapes In Your Garden
The 2 year grape journey is a sweet and interesting journey of planting Thompson seedless grapes all the way to harvest so sit back and enjoy as we go through grape paradise so we started our grapes back in january.
Of 2015 this is the flame seedless grape we got this at home people and you can get these grape plants at any gardening center in your area and the first thing you need to do is.
Once you get the package you just open it and you want to make sure that the roots stay hydrated while you’re preparing your potting mix or while you are planning to plant this in the ground as you can see here this is a bare.
Rooted plant and you just keep it in water just make sure the roots stay hydrated while you prepare your potting mix we will be planting this in a container you can plant it in the ground as well.
And here we go it’s just a simple container with water and now we’re going to prepare our potting mix we’re going to be using a large pot grape trees grow into very large plants and need a lot of space for the roots so we’re gonna be.
Using this container, it has a lot of holes drilled as you can see a common question that a lot of users ask me is if you need holes in containers when growing plants and the answer is yes you do we’re going to be using a mix of peat.
Moss onethird of peat moss i’m just using this compressed bale of peat moss that you can get at any garden store make sure that you break up the pieces very well and to this mix we’re going to be adding onethird of compost now i’m.
Using some homemade compost here you can buy bagged compost if you want and some of my compost is unfinished so I’m going to be removing some of the unfinished compost from this mix and make sure that i have a lot of finished.