Pruning Grapevines

Grapevines require pruning, whether they are grown in the vineyard or on a façade. To say the least: grapevine pruning continues to be a controversial and much debated topic.... 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 pretty quickly as to which pruning technique the vine responds 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 Trim / Pruning

Concepts, expressions and general information

Spur Pruning

Spur Pruning

For amateurs/laypersons

Rod Pruning

Rod Pruning

Mid-range forms

Cane Pruning

Cane Pruning

For high yields

Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation

Every 5 - 10 years

Pre-Pruning / Restoration

Pre-Pruning / Restoration

For neglected vines

Renewal

Renewal

When restoring facades

Bleeding

"Bleeding"

For your information

Bending / Tying

Bending / Tying

For cane pruning

Looking after the Vine Trunk

Looking after the Vine Trunk

Avoiding sap flow obstructions

Shoot Thinning

Shoot thinning

Work during April / Mai

Pinching Back Shoot Tips

Pinching Back Shoot Tips

Work during June

Summer Pruning

Summer Trim / Pruning

Work during July

Table Grapes

Table grapes

Thanks to some additional work