My Grape Gets an Early Prune

Now you see it.

Now you don’t.

I decided to prune my Grape vine early since I may be slightly busy with a newborn baby come the end of November. So I’m trying to get organised and do some of my garden chores now.

It shouldn’t make any difference that I pruned it early as the leaves were starting to fall anyway. The only downside is that I don’t get to enjoy the beautiful Autumn colours of the leaves. Oh well.

I’ve written a longer post on how to prune a Grape vine here. This will tell you what system I’m using and how to do it.

Since I’ve been pruning the Grape vine it’s been producing very well and we had lots of Grapes this year, even though they were only really useful for Grape juice. I might consider planting another Grape vine and training it in a different way just to have experience of a different variety and training method. Now, I just need to magic up the space!

Does anyone have any recommendations on a nice white, seedless, eating Grape I could grow outdoors? I’m thinking about Perlette.

7 Comments on “My Grape Gets an Early Prune

  1. I’m going to try Perlette and Dornfelder. I was just sitting wondering how you’re supposed to train them-and lo and behold all I need to know is right in front of me! I don’t know what I’d do without this blog, it’s a constant source of just the right information for the time of year, which for a first timer like me is invaluable! Thanks a bunch!!

  2. Congratulations. You will certainly have your work cut out then!
    Went to the allotment this afternoon and managed to get my bean canes and sweetpea canes down and also a fair amount of digging on this cold but sunny day.
    I did notice however that my vine has been hit by frost and looks rather limp! Presumeably it will make a come back next year? At least I hope so!

  3. I’ve got 2 x Perlette up at the allotment. Plus side: they’re seedless grapes. Downside: the vine’s on the tender side for outdoors, so the space you need to magic up should be sheltered!

  4. hi.
    i was just wondering if it had been cold enough recently to let me prune my grapevine…
    there have been a whole load of frosts this october but you read about how important it is for the vine to be totally dormant.
    (it’s my first ever prune of this 2 y.o. vine).
    anyway, you’ve given me the confidence to go and snip my vine.

  5. I hope my grapevine does as good. It will be my first year with it.
    Good luck with your new baby, hope is not to much of a handful

  6. Hi
    I live in the Czech Republic in Southern Moravia which is a huge wine making area. They don’t actually prune their vines here until Jan/February when it’s really cold. Too late this year but maybe another time you could keep the lovely autum colours. The vineayrds are like a patchwork at the moment, some still green next to rows that are flame red, and everything in between.

    Pleased to hear about the baby – congratulations and good luck

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