Trained grapevine. Rod & spur pruned grape.

Pruning a Grapevine

Originally from a cutting from the clients previous garden, this grapevine, trained over a pergola, is developing a good fruiting habit. I’m using the ‘rod and spur‘ method, pruning the fruiting side shoots back to the developing bunch of grapes, tying in main stems to the pergola framework. Over winter I will prune the fruited laterals (spurs) back to a bud or two and cut out any excess shoots.

This spur pruning technique is a standard approach for many different types of fruit and flower: apples, pears, wisteria etc.






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