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Pruning Grapevines

Grapevines require pruning, whether they are grown in the vineyard or on a façade. The pruning of grapevines is a somewhat controversial and often debated topic, to say the least... Luckily, the grapevine is a very flexible and easily manipulated plant; in fact, the most common mistake people make is that they don't prune enough! Anyone who observes his/her vine over the years will get to know quite quickly which pruning technique the vine responds to best. This section provides you with comprehensive information on this topic, while the training of grapevines is described in a separate section.

Quick-info

Quick-Info

A quick overview without time-consuming details...

History

History

Traditional pruning techniques

Winter Pruning

Winter Pruning

Concepts, terminology, and general information

Spur Pruning

Spur Pruning

For beginners

Rod Pruning

Rod Pruning

Mid-range forms

Cane Pruning

Cane Pruning

For high yields

Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation

Every 5 - 10 years

Pre-Pruning / Restoration

Thinning Out

Neglected and poorly cared for vines

Renewal

Renewal/Restoration

Restoring a vine after a facade reconstruction

Correct Ways to Prune Grapevines

How to Prune a Grapevine

Detailed instruction

Bleeding

"Bleeding"

An explanation...

Bending / Tying

Bending / Tying

For cane pruning

Looking after the Vine Trunk

Trunk Care

Avoiding blockages to sap flow

Shoot Thinning

Shoot Thinning and Removal

Work in April / May

Summer Pruning

Summer Pruning

Work in July

Table Grapes

Table Grapes

A reward for additional care and maintenance...