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#121 User is offline   legarleon 

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:01 PM

View PostMamat, on May 17 2009, 11:52 AM, said:

tks much mr Foong..
will drop him an email..


To Mamat:

U also can call Shuhaimi's wife at 6017-5688642. very responsive.

The vine yard is few KM before setiawan, the town leading to Pangkor island.

The yard is next to road side.

TW FOONG
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 02:30 PM

World Farm in Singapore is growing grapes. Grapes are grown in Bali, Indonesia. Wine is pressed from them.
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:56 PM

Tks foong .....
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:24 AM

View Posttortoise, on 06 July 2008 - 12:32 AM, said:

Thks..so need to get someone to bring in the grape's cutting for me from M'sia...hm... :rolleyes:/> :rolleyes:/>

Hi, the grafted grape plant is available at the Sendayan Grape Farm, near Seremban as well. I paid RM70/= for one. Just planted it; hope it does well! :)/>
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:35 PM

Hi, I have a grape vine at home however the growth rate seems slow and for one of them, the bottom leaves (leaves closer to roots) are turning yellow. Is it norm?
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:57 PM

Hi all,

I am from Singapore and would like to grow sweet grapes in my highrise building with sunlight access for 8 hours per day. Have read that most plants on sale in Singapore are sour grapes, I have read about sweeter grapes from Malaysia Saloma vineyard, I am considering IAC as a starter variety for my grape project. I hope they are easy enough for "beginners" like myself. Maybe Dr Looi would like to share his views on what would be a good starter variety for the less experienced grape growers.

By the way, I had recently bought a grape plant, but I am not sure what variety it is. Maybe the most experience folks could help me identify the current cutting that I have now. Don't want to end up investing too much time on a sour grape variety.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/9399542725_bf408ec0c3_c.jpg

Appreciate advice and ID, pls.

This post has been edited by henrylim: 30 July 2013 - 11:01 PM

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:13 AM

View Posthenrylim, on 30 July 2013 - 10:57 PM, said:

Hi all,

I am from Singapore and would like to grow sweet grapes in my highrise building with sunlight access for 8 hours per day. Have read that most plants on sale in Singapore are sour grapes, I have read about sweeter grapes from Malaysia Saloma vineyard, I am considering IAC as a starter variety for my grape project. I hope they are easy enough for "beginners" like myself. Maybe Dr Looi would like to share his views on what would be a good starter variety for the less experienced grape growers............................................../snip
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The IAC is not that difficult to grow. The fruits are small but sweet. White Malaga as well as the other sweet varieties are very difficult to grow as heavy rain will kill the plants. Your grape plant looks like the Isabella. The Isabella grapes are sour with a funny taste, not very nice to eat. Even the birds will not eat my Isabella grapes. I have to cover all the sweet varieties to keep them from being eaten by birds. I have thrown away all my sour varieties like the Isabella.
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:17 PM

View Postlooiht, on 31 July 2013 - 01:13 AM, said:

The IAC is not that difficult to grow. The fruits are small but sweet. White Malaga as well as the other sweet varieties are very difficult to grow as heavy rain will kill the plants. Your grape plant looks like the Isabella. The Isabella grapes are sour with a funny taste, not very nice to eat. Even the birds will not eat my Isabella grapes. I have to cover all the sweet varieties to keep them from being eaten by birds. I have thrown away all my sour varieties like the Isabella.

So I guess I should work on an IAC. Thanks. Wondering what to do with the Isabella... ponder.
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:08 PM

Interesting read...
Where can I buy sweet grapes vine to plant? Very interested!
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 12:52 AM

Not sure about the IAC. I've seen grape plants at world farm before - not sure if thats sweet though.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:05 AM

View Postautumnsnow, on 03 August 2013 - 12:52 AM, said:

Not sure about the IAC. I've seen grape plants at world farm before - not sure if thats sweet though.

There are a few malaysia grape frowers and they offer sweet grape cuttings. I have no been to World Farm but will drop by one of this day. Looks like it's one of the more establiahed stockist for gardening and green growing community.
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Posted 25 September 2015 - 04:10 PM

The nurseries sell grape plants with 2 types of leaf shape. I bought a small plant 3 weeks ago. As it was the only plant left, I just took what's available.

After reading through this old thread that Vitis labrusca produces sour grapes, I quickly check the leaf shape of my plant against the leaf shape of Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera. As my grape leaves & tendril structure correspond with those of Vitis vinifera, there is still some hope of getting mildly sweet grapes if my vine can fruit eventually.
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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:06 PM

Just to share my grown up Isabella from 2013. Recently is had begun to grow fruits. It's relatively sweet, with slip-skin.
https://scontent-sin1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12990995_10153459626431994_1901897323565401048_n.jpg?oh=1bef835460317fdabd4b4cc72c6b8e6e&oe=57ABCFEA
https://scontent-sin1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13029671_10153468361371994_1947541291063255898_o.jpg
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Posted 26 April 2016 - 01:34 AM

View Posthenrylim, on 25 April 2016 - 11:06 PM, said:

Just to share my grown up Isabella from 2013. Recently is had begun to grow fruits. It's relatively sweet, with slip-skin.
https://scontent-sin1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12990995_10153459626431994_1901897323565401048_n.jpg?oh=1bef835460317fdabd4b4cc72c6b8e6e&oe=57ABCFEA
https://scontent-sin1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13029671_10153468361371994_1947541291063255898_o.jpg

Interesting to see grapes grown in Singapore successfully. Can you share on the growing conditions and your experience with fruiting? Thks.
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Posted 07 May 2016 - 09:17 PM

View PostGraceS, on 26 April 2016 - 01:34 AM, said:

Interesting to see grapes grown in Singapore successfully. Can you share on the growing conditions and your experience with fruiting? Thks.

I grow it in my HDB flat, corridor facing North. I have sun from April to October each year. The other times, reflected sunlight from opposite block.
To enable fruiting, fertilise it about 1 month well with compound fertiliser (e.g. sheep poo pellet) before pruning it. Prune at the 1-year old branches to induce fruiting.
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Posted 08 July 2016 - 06:06 PM

I bought three pots of grapevine from World Farm 4 months ago and they are growing well. World Farm has a lot of grapevine available for sales at $6 for the small pot. Find the ones that look healthy.

I made a DIY trellis for the grapevine and will write a blog on my progress later. I water them twice everyday. The green cane has hardened and become brown in colour. However, my south facing balcony does not have any sunlight from Mar to Sep. I hope by October, when there is sunlight, I can fertilizer it and prune the cane to induce the grapevine to flower. Keeping my fingers crossed then.
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