mameha Posts: 40
in Fruit & veg
Here's my grapevine.
As shown in the photo, it comes over from next door (so I cant feed it) and then goes along the fence on 3 wires. It has also started to go the opposite direction and I am training it up the drainpipe and will have it go over the patio doors.
I moved in last Aug, I didn't prune it and I got a ton of tiny grapes off it.
I don't know how old it is probably at least 3 years old I would say. The main stem on my side is quite woody but it is growing well.
I want advice on how to prune the sideshoots/branches. There are lots of punnets, I don't want to over stress it. Should I cut the tip of the side shoots when they reach a certain size or number of punnets?
Also, I want ultimately for the whole fence to be grapevine (get rid of the fig tree etc) and so need advice how to train/prune it in an efficient way so I can get three healthy main stems one on each wire.
Mameha, you might find this RHS advice helpful.
If your neighbour decides to prune it on his side you can do nothing about it. He may be getting poor growth/fruit on his side!! He may get rid of it. Have a friendly chat with him!
You definitely will need to take out some of the bunches and ultimately grapes within each bunch.