Monday, 14 July 2014

Summer Pruning The Grape Vine

The grape vine in the Pump Quad is growing at rather a rapid rate, leaving the support wires behind and pointing out from the pergola in all directions.

In order to keep the vine compact and tidy Ali gives it a summer prune. The long, non flowering laterals are pruned back to four or five leaves and the shoots, containing the newly developing grapes, are shortened to two leaves beyond the truss of fruit, allowing a greater exposure to sunlight.

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