Grape - work in progress

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This is a White Zinfindel Grape that I've had for two years now. I have mostly gotten it healthy (it was nearly dead when I got it) and then let it grow like a fiend last year... this year I planted it into a better pot to get it used to it's new position in life (which is radically different than it was before)... and it has rewarded me with vigor. For my own delight I'll let it have that grape cluster for a time. I'm kind of hoping it's weight will have a "hanging stone" effect on the branch it is on.

There is a bit of rootage curling up at the end. That'll be dealt with in time when the tree has been able to put on a nice set of roots to make up for its loss.

I'll be carving this tree in winter most likely.

Kindest regards,

Victrinia
 

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I really like this grape. I haven't seen grape as a bonsai before.
 
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My grape is small and modest... the one which belongs to my teacher is marvelous... the whole trunk is hollowed out.... and it's about 3feet+...

Grape is a good subject in the West because there are so many vineyards here.

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Victrinia
 

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And you can start a cutting the size of a human head! I got a few nice ones....that live under the bench and get zero attention......
 
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And you can start a cutting the size of a human head! I got a few nice ones....that live under the bench and get zero attention......
Did you know it's my birthday? :p

It's not too late to make a prezzie of one to me.... ;)

V
 

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That's a beauty, Vic, healthy, nice movement, and complimented well in that pot. Bravo!!!

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its my bday too vic - and all i got was a free round of golf......nobody ever thinks to get me trees....
 
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lol... me neither... and that's ok... Happy birthday my friend (I totally forgot you had the same one... you'd think I would remember that by now...:rolleyes:)


G52... Glad you liked it... I got a few cuties hiding in the back yard... :D

V
 

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Belated happy birthday! I don't know how you (and Dan) get those grapes to fruit. I have two in the ground 15 years old, a bonsai nearly that old and one younger one from cutting and have yet to see a grape. They are all Interlaken which is supposed to do well in this area.

Great little tree, I hope to see it again after the carving!
 

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Nice grape, I like it!

Just a minor correction, though. There isn't a "white zinfandel" grape cultivar. There is only zinfandel, the white zinfandel wine is made from zinfandel grapes, but processed differently.

-Darrell
 
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Belated happy birthday! I don't know how you (and Dan) get those grapes to fruit. I have two in the ground 15 years old, a bonsai nearly that old and one younger one from cutting and have yet to see a grape. They are all Interlaken which is supposed to do well in this area.

Great little tree, I hope to see it again after the carving!
Well I've seen younger vines produce... so I dunno why you are having problems... that's curious. I did let it go radically followed by a hard pruning in fall. I would imagine that is what triggered some of this.

Dan's was heavy with fruit last year... this one had none of course....

I'll be sure to share photos when I carve it. :)

Kindest regards,

Victrinia
 
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Nice grape, I like it!

Just a minor correction, though. There isn't a "white zinfandel" grape cultivar. There is only zinfandel, the white zinfandel wine is made from zinfandel grapes, but processed differently.

-Darrell

lol... well aren't you just clever! Just goes to show... don't believe everything you hear about a tree... (unless you know for sure...lol) Daniel told me what it was supposedly called. :rolleyes:

Thank you so much for the correction. :)

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Victrinia
 

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The trouble with grape is that the scale insect were comparible in number and size to the fruits,they were lurking under the attractive bark too.
 

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lol... well aren't you just clever! Just goes to show... don't believe everything you hear about a tree... (unless you know for sure...lol) Daniel told me what it was supposedly called. :rolleyes:

Thank you so much for the correction. :)

Kindest regards,

Victrinia
The interesting thing is that the popularity of White Zinfandel wine essentially save the Zinfandel vines, for a while (in the 80's, I think) Zinfandel vines were being removed in favor of more popular varieties. Since then, Zinfandel made it's own comeback, which would not have been possible if White Zinfandel had saved it (even though most Zinfandel snobs look down on White Zinfandel).

-Darrell
 
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