En EspaŅol

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.
Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
1 rating

Monday - April 02, 2012

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Seed and Plant Sources, Edible Plants, Vines
Title: Looking for a supplier for Mustang Grape vine in Austin, TX>
Answered by: Jimmy Mills

QUESTION:

I'm looking for a supplier in Austin that will have a Mustang Grape Vine seed or plant for purchase. I found Natives of Texas in Kerrville, but if you know of a supplier in Austin, that would be preferable. Any help would be appreciated. Also, does a mustang grape vine take longer, shorter, or about the same time to grow and spread as other native and more popular vines? And why does it seem, at least to me, that this vine is so rare to come by?

ANSWER:

Usually our first place to look in cases like this is our Suppliers Directory. Unfortunately, I could only find Natives of Texas  in Kerrville as a supplier of Mustang Grapes in Central Texas.

You can of course propagate your own Mustang Grapes, and I’ve included links to two previously answered questions that tell about the procedure.

    #292

    #800

I did not find any information about the relative growth rate of grape vines, but here are four sites about grape growing and the history of grape growing in Texas that you may find interesting

   plants for a future.org.

   oldthingsforgotte.com

   aggie-horticulture

   aggie-horticulture

Mr. Smarty Plants’ guess about the rarity of Mustang Grape plants for sale probably has to do with the fact that they are rather unpalatable and probably a poor seller. The vines are very abundant in the wild, and they are possible to propagate by cuttings

 

From the Image Gallery


Mustang grape
Vitis mustangensis

More Vines Questions

Trellis plant for Southern California
October 29, 2009 - What is the best selection for a trellis plant? I live in Southern CA (zip 91701), and the area is on the southern part of our home with little or no shade. Thanks!
view the full question and answer

Identity of night-glowing object in tree in New Hampshire
August 02, 2013 - I know this sounds crazy but last night when my husband stepped outside he noticed a purplish glow in one of the trees. At first he thought some kind of animal but when throwing a rock at it it did no...
view the full question and answer

Vine like blackberry with 3 leaves & thorns in Florida
July 08, 2009 - What vine looks like a blackberry vine but has three leaves and thorns?
view the full question and answer

Growing Crossvine on a Wrought Iron Fence in Austin
September 02, 2012 - I would like to plant crossvine along a wrought iron fence. Will it damage the fence or the stucco posts?
view the full question and answer

Finicky Trumpet Vine in Stockdale Texas
June 06, 2011 - I need help dealing with a very old trumpet vine. It was my grandmothers and she died in 79. It's always been beautiful till 99 when my grandmothers house burned down. It was right behind it. It cam...
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP | STAFF
© 2015 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center