PRUN­ING GRAPES

Gardeners' World - - Monty’s Month -

Grapevines need prun­ing ev­ery year and dur­ing the vine’s win­ter dor­mancy is the best time to do it, cut­ting back to the most ba­sic struc­ture. Home-grown vines of­ten have far too many bunches of grapes, re­sult­ing in small fruit of low qual­ity, so the se­cret is to prune hard. I re­duce the sideshoots then cut back the re­main­ing ones to just two buds.

Prun­ing lim­its the bunches grow­ing on a vine, so re­main­ing bunches are plump and tasty

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