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Pruning a grape vine

I have been away for six weeks and have come back to my grape vine on the pergola in a rampant state...obviously! Can I trim it back and tie it in now or will that damage it? I am not fussed about fruit this year as the purpose is to create a Mediterranean feel over the pergola. 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,522

    If it is a new vine, you need a framework before you prune for fruit. Tie in new shoots to give a good framework,remove all others. Next year you prune new shoots back to two buds from the main framework to give fruit shoots the following year.

    I use the rod and spur system for a black hamburgh in my greenhouse.


  • gouldahgouldah Posts: 34
    thanks..will do.
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