Grapevine killer?
April 4, 2007 7:18 PM   Subscribe

Did I kill a hundred-year-old grapevine? Can I fix it?

I was clearing out a fence line and inadvertently chopped off two new shoots from the main trunk of an old white grapevine. The ends began dropping sap at 3-4 drops per second. I tried glueing and cauterizing with no effect.

What should I have done to stay the flow?
posted by maggieb to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
Leave it be, new shoots will grow. Grapes bleed like stuck pigs when cut outside of dormancy but it will be fine.
posted by jamaro at 7:25 PM on April 4, 2007

Agreed. New shoots will grow off. Vines have a way of healing themselves and cauterizing the wounds. If you're THAT worried just take a little bit of tar and tar the open spot.
posted by PetiePal at 6:57 AM on April 5, 2007

(Don't put tar on new green shoots.) Your vine will be fine.
posted by oneirodynia at 11:16 AM on April 5, 2007

It will be fine. My mom has a grapevine that she hates, so she regularly runs the whole thing down with the lawnmower and it continues to come back...
posted by thejanna at 12:06 PM on April 5, 2007

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