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How to Control Grapes - How to Trim Prune Them Back?

My grapes are out of control, they have over run their area, lots of grapes on them, i am going to have to do something with them, so many! I need to learn how to trim them back this year.
The things I do are an evolution and I am always learning. My way is not the only way of doing things, and I may and will change the way I do things as I learn better ways. So any advice that I give is in that spirit.

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Re: Good book on grapes?

The grape trellis for commercial wine production is a single wire on eight foot posts about ten feet apart. With added end bracing. the vine gets pruned into a "T" shape with up to five buds on each top arm.

A Kniffen trellis looks like a "T" over "T" for table grapes with two wires And up to five buds on each arm.

Your gonna prune after solstice. and if its been a few years your going to chop a lot out.

If you prune back too far the first year (and you may have to) it is possible to not have many budding points on the new arms (and a smaller crop of grapes as a result). This too will pass on subsequent years.
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Re: Good book on grapes?

Dave Wilson Nursery has an awesome youtube channel with videos on pruning grapes. It is definitely worth checking out.

https://www.youtube.com/user/DaveWilsonTrees

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