Quick question about grape gender

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  1. Jul 21, 2019 #1

    efBobby

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    i noticed this when I pruned a vine I pulled down and trellised up.

    New growth came with berries already on it so it spawned the question/confirmation:

    (In regards to natives which generally aren't self fruitful) if your vine has fruit on it then it's a female, correct?
     
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    Maybe more info than you want, but a good article to refer back to :

    https://winemakermag.com/article/325-grape-breeding-101
     
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    Many (if not most) grape varieties have "perfect flowers", which have both male and female parts. Any vine with fruit is either a hermaphrodite or a female. St Pepin is one common example of a female variety.

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    That was a great read; thanks a bunch!
     

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