grafting

I have a grape vine in a walled garden in cornwall, very vigorous but has never fruited. My son in Cambridge has 2 vines tha fruit every year without fail. Would it be possible to take cuttings and graft to my non productive vine. If so, when and how.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,852

    Hi Peter, yes you can and many if not most commercially grown grapevines are grafted.  Bud grafting is often used and there's some helpful photo's of that on this site:

    http://www.gardenista.com/posts/diy-grafting-grapes

    Google "how to graft grape vines" for a huge amount of information and some videos showing the process.  Late Summer would be the best time and, above all, avoid cutting into vines in early Spring before the leaves appear as they will bleed profusely which can lead to their death.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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