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#1 User is offline   tualiap 

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:08 PM

grapes can grow here, right? anyone succeeded?
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Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:09 PM

I would like to know about it also, but i heard is sour.....
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 12:46 PM

U all growing grapes from seeds which can be taken from the fruits we eat?

Or buying canes to grow? Hmm... which cultivar to grow?
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Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:56 AM

I saw quite a few green looking grapes on a plant that was found in the ecology garden in the Singapore Science Centre few months back. Unfortunately, i could'nt find anyone around then (it was a Sunday) to confirm if it's indeed a grape plant or if the fruit taste sweet or sour :blush:/>
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Posted 21 May 2005 - 01:11 AM

i think there is a really healthy grape plant at bukit timah road, infront of some coffeeshop... anyways, some one told me not to grow grapes in singapore... they don't do well... but they do grow.. but not well lah... but then again if mediterranean countries can grow them why not us?... i'm starting to rant...
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Posted 21 May 2005 - 06:55 PM

maybe all this is so challenging for us, we should listen to them.
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Posted 21 May 2005 - 06:57 PM

I think they can survive but would be prone to fungus infestation, BUT I'm sure they would turn out to be quite sour. Our climate is not conducive for these fruits, so most ppl would not waste time on it. Just grow it for novelty's save lor.. :grin: The taste of grapes is in part, due to the cultivar grown, but highly dependent on climate and soil factors- things that are rather difficult to change. I guess it would be like someone in southern New Zealand wanting to grow rambutans or durians!!!
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Posted 21 May 2005 - 09:14 PM

Ji Mei has grape vines. $48 per pot. Got grapes on them. But I asked the staff whether sweet or not, she said most probably sour.
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Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:06 AM

tualiap said:

Ji Mei has grape vines.  $48 per pot.  Got grapes on them.  But I asked the staff whether sweet or not, she said most probably sour.


HA HA HA.... not a very good sale promo !
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Posted 22 May 2005 - 06:03 PM

At least honest though~ Lol~ :hammer:
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Posted 22 May 2005 - 07:24 PM

gan55 said:

At least honest though~ Lol~  :hammer:


yeah, either that or she thought I wouldn't buy it anyway.
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:19 PM

HI all

About grape VInes.. I have it here at home.. Its tendrills are grabbing on to everything.. my orchids, epicias.. etc.. hahaha.. must formulate a nice system for it to grow ard a loop or something.. .. nice light green colour.. Mine has not yet fruited . But I have seen one at Far east.. a pot with fruits selling for $28. I was once at the old folks' studio apartment in Tampines. There, they have a green house.. Inside, has big grape vines with fruits.. all of the green variety and YEP.. SOUR.. hahahah.. Was there for the lauching of the residents' green house by Mr Yatiman Yusof, I think.. Still possible to grow.. But I got mine in a polybag.. bought from malaysia at 10 ringgit. need lots of water or the vines will scorch and will die back.. but after a while new shoots will sprout.. hope can see and eat the fruit of this grape.
U can also see a fruiting grape tree at the end of Sg tengah... at some vegetable farm and also a pvt housing estate in JW st 74.
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 06:16 PM

If there is any possility to grow grapes and have a "sweet' grapes, I will try to grow here. :grin:
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 10:35 PM

Haha. Tats something we all can look forward to.. Sweet grapes in Singapore
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Posted 18 July 2005 - 09:42 PM

Hi,
I planted a grapevine 3 years back and quickly it became forgotten due to poor fruiting capability.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/tengiber/DSCN1193.jpg
Recently, we looked up and found a small bunch of green grapes and now they are ripening to purple after 3 weeks!! Anyone knows when we should cut the fruits down to pop into the fridge?
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:17 AM

I have read a news from our local newspaper, PEOPLE growing GRAPES HERE! is Sweet and juicy grapes! I think I may want try...
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 11:32 AM

Actually i attribute my fruiting success to last months' super dry and hot climate before our recent rainy weather. Not sure it had impact.

But I remember that in France, it is bad for the grapes when it rains in the fruiting season.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 09:14 PM

Wow, the grapes look juicy and succulent.
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:02 PM

hi everyone...reporting on tropical grown grapes' taste...

some sour, some sweet...for best & consistent quality, pls go to your nearest hypermart instead... :cry:
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:40 PM

Detengs, there are many varieties of grapes. which one did you grow? I know there is a 'sour' type. :hehe:
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