Return to the Vines Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Help re new grapevine to be pruned to climb

Posted by RedFence 10 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 29, 13 at 0:43

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.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Help re new grapevine to be pruned to climb

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


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Vines Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here