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Grape pruning

Posted by jimjanco Nj (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 13:14

First time grape grower here. I planted in May and they've sprouted a number of shoots.

I read that good trunk and root establishment is most important in year one. So should I prune off the weaker wood and also the sprouts that are not part of the main trunk? Should I do it now? It's growing fast and I'm afraid it's not establishing during enough roots.

Here's a pic of one of the grapes. I count at least three off shoots as you can see in the pic... Robe maybe two of them?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7uthfs3t0opudft/2014-07-05 12.06.27.jpg


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RE: Grape pruning

Yes, you need to start pruning 1st year. Now.

This doc is pertinent to western Oregon where we train just one arm on each side of the trunk for good air circulation.
Growing table grapes
http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/21285/ec1639.pdf

Likely your Extension Service pubs have info specific for your state. Locate your county's office with this interactive map:

Here is a link that might be useful: locate your County's Extension Service office


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