Grape - The fruit is falling off ?

Asked November 22, 2017, 8:37 PM EST

Fruit falling off Grape vine

We had lots of healthy looking bunches of grapes on our 2 year old white and red grape vines then the fruit just fell off leaving only stalks ? they have been getting lots of sun and water, we fertilise them with liquid fertiliser twice a month and they predominantly face west. Regards

District of Columbia

1 Response

We viewed your photo and cannot say for sure what is going on.
Grapes do not demand a lot of fertilizer and do not have a problem finding nutrients. Grapes do best in soils that range in pH from 5.8 to 6.8. Do not over fertilize. Testing your soil test will give you pH and nutrient deficiencies. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/soils/soil-testing

Also, grapes usually start to bear three years from planting to first crop. The grapes may have been immature. Be patient.
Here is our website on grapes including fertilizing information. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/grapes

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