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When to prune grapes


Tell me, please, is it possible to cut grapes in March? After the snow melts, you have to prepare the plants for their awakening. Among such plants are grapes. Is it worth trimming it at this time or is it better to wait until the fall?

Answers:

I have 30 bushes of different grape varieties growing on my site. Pruning is an important agronomic process that promotes better growth and fruiting. I spend pruning after the leaves have fallen, I prefer autumn pruning, because after it it is more convenient to cover the bushes, there is no spring “crying” of the vine. I cut each variety for a certain number of eyes (this indicator is different for each variety), but I mainly use an average trim of 6-8 eyes.