Help re new grapevine to be pruned to climb

RedFenceJanuary 29, 2013

Dear Internet:

I bought a house for the first time. Found out I like gardening. Have no experience, but have been planting trees and ripping up neglect.

I want to prune a grapevine to run up a pillar to the slatted roof of our front porch.

The grape will need to climb about 10 feet before it branches out.

I brought home and planted the vine. Faces west and gets sun from noon to sunset. The vine is about 1 foot high, then branches in the shape of a Y for 6 inches. There are some buds on the arms of the Y, a number of pruned branch spaces.

Does anybody have any general advice about pruning grapes to climb? More specifically, can they have 2 trunks? Should I prune it all the way back to just prior to the first branching?

Thanks in advance.

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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

You might find the information at the link below useful. It talks about both pruning for production and for ornamental use.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pruning grape vines

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 2:51PM
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