[NAFEX] Grape Pruning
tolenio at sentex.net
Wed Jun 26 13:13:21 EDT 2002
I am relatively new to grapes and seek some advice.
Last year was the second year for the grape arbor. It is 10'x10 square and 8' high.
The 4 main vines now go up each of the corner posts and criss cross the timbers at the top. While it
was dormant I pruned back to the mains, and I have new fruiting shoots coming in (I am sorry that I
am using the wrong terminology).
My question is; Is any pruning performed during the growing season?
Shoots that are near cross members I train to the cross members with jute, but what about those
shooting out into space, away from the arbor, are they removed now, or left till dormant pruning?
Will a shoot hanging in open space stop growing for lack of support?
Thanks for any help you can offer.
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