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California wild grape
Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis

Deciduous vine reaching 30 feet tall. Leaves turn attractive colors in fall before dropping. Produces clusters of small edible grapes that attract birds. Bees flock to the plant's flowers.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Prune

        Prune to shape and control size before spring growth appears.

  • February
    • Buy

        Find plant in some nurseries or via mail-order.

    • Plant

        Plant in a full-sun or partially shaded area with excellent drainage.

    • Prune

        Prune to shape and control size before spring growth appears.

  • March
    • Buy

        Find plant in some nurseries or via mail-order.

    • Plant

        Plant in a full-sun or partially shaded area with excellent drainage.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize once during the growing season with a food designed for fruiting plants.

  • April
    • Buy

        Find plant in some nurseries or via mail-order.

    • Plant

        Plant in a full-sun or partially shaded area with excellent drainage.

  • May
    • Buy

        Find plant in some nurseries or via mail-order.

    • Plant

        Plant in a full-sun or partially shaded area with excellent drainage.

  • June
    • Water

        Water every two weeks. Don't overwater.

    • Harvest

        Harvest grapes when ripe in summer.

  • July
    • Water

        Water every two weeks. Don't overwater.

    • Harvest

        Harvest grapes when ripe in summer.

  • August
    • Water

        Water every two weeks. Don't overwater.

    • Harvest

        Harvest grapes when ripe in summer.

  • September
    • Water

        Water every two weeks. Don't overwater.

  • October
    • Water

        Water once a month. Don't overwater.

  • November
    • December
      • Winter
        • Spring
          • Summer
            • Fall
              • Buy

                When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • February

                  Find plant in some nurseries or via mail-order.

                • March

                  Find plant in some nurseries or via mail-order.

                • April

                  Find plant in some nurseries or via mail-order.

                • May

                  Find plant in some nurseries or via mail-order.

              • Plant

                When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • February

                  Plant in a full-sun or partially shaded area with excellent drainage.

                • March

                  Plant in a full-sun or partially shaded area with excellent drainage.

                • April

                  Plant in a full-sun or partially shaded area with excellent drainage.

                • May

                  Plant in a full-sun or partially shaded area with excellent drainage.

              • Sow Seeds

                When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Fertilize

                  When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

                  •  Jan
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                  •  May
                  •  Jun
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                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • March

                    Fertilize once during the growing season with a food designed for fruiting plants.

                • Water

                  Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • June

                    Water every two weeks. Don't overwater.

                  • July

                    Water every two weeks. Don't overwater.

                  • August

                    Water every two weeks. Don't overwater.

                  • September

                    Water every two weeks. Don't overwater.

                  • October

                    Water once a month. Don't overwater.

                • Prune

                  When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
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                  •  May
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                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • January

                    Prune to shape and control size before spring growth appears.

                  • February

                    Prune to shape and control size before spring growth appears.

                • Mulch

                  Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

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                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Protect

                    When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

                    •  Jan
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                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • Pest/Disease Inspection

                      What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                      •  Jan
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                      •  May
                      •  Jun
                      •  Jul
                      •  Aug
                      •  Sep
                      •  Oct
                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • Treat for Pest/Disease

                        How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                        •  Jan
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                        •  Sep
                        •  Oct
                        •  Nov
                        •  Dec
                        • Transplant

                          When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                          • Propagate

                            When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                            •  Dec
                            • Harvest

                              When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

                              •  Jan
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                              •  May
                              •  Jun
                              •  Jul
                              •  Aug
                              •  Sep
                              •  Oct
                              •  Nov
                              •  Dec
                              • June

                                Harvest grapes when ripe in summer.

                              • July

                                Harvest grapes when ripe in summer.

                              • August

                                Harvest grapes when ripe in summer.

                            • Special requirements

                              Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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