Anyone have any cynthiana seeds?

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  1. Dec 4, 2019 at 12:31 PM #1

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    I am hoping to purchase a handful maybe 20 or so. I am curious about the white cynthiana offspring and wish to grow a couple
     
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    Generally seeds of grapes plants don't grow. You need cuttings from the vines.
     
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    The seeds off the cynthiana will bc it is documented that a good portion of the offspring are blanc
     
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    I tried to find like information with no luck. Can you forward the link? Also, grape vines are gendered and male plants will not produce fruit. A cutting will assure you are getting a vine that is hermaphroditic.
     
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    True but a clone will not be a blanc tho.....lemme see what I can find.
     
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    A problem is that Cynthiana/Norton is itself a hybrid. You could select offspring that give white wine grapes but the set of offspring will differ in other ways from each other. Each plant In this generation would essentially be a different clone. If you could get cuttings from someone who had “white cynthiana” then you wouldn’t need to do the years of sorting out the clones grown from seeds.
     
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