Mitchell Vineyard Pruning class Spring 2019


This can be an important pruning class. Maybe one of the most useful one in years because of the rough winter we have had. Many of you will have lost buds, some primary buds, some more than that. You may also have trunk damage on your vines and you will need a plan for resurrection of them. You will have a chance to see how to test for damaged buds. If you haven’t looked at our website recently you might want to check out some of the links for information on grapevines and bud damage and what to do about it.

Good luck with your vines this season!


Learn how to prune your grapevines so they produce a good crop of ripe grapes, perfect for wine, eating, or juice.  Bring your questions so you can get answers to your most pressing problems.


Where:          Mitchell Vineyard                     When: Saturday April 13 2019

                      4252 Sunny Ridge Rd 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM    Rain, sun or SNOW! 

                      Oregon, WI                                 Fee: $35      each individual 





Where:          Mitchell Vineyard                   When: Sunday, April 14 2019

                      4252 Sunny Ridge Rd 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Rain, sun or SNOW!

                      Oregon, WI                               Fee: $35      each individual


                                                $60 for both classes

We will discuss when to prune, double pruning, determining the number of buds and canes to leave, what to look for and what to avoid, and the varieties you might want to plant.  We will also discuss basic problems you will encounter and what to do about them. 
We will look at Concord, Foch, Millot, LaCrescent, Marquette and Petite Pearl vines. 
To register for the class you can call Dave at 608-225-9210, or leave a message. The 2 classes can be quite different depending on the varieties we work with, and the course of the questions encountered. If undecided you can take the 1st class and decide then whether to take the second.
Attendees will do hands-on pruning, with a walk around the vineyard to see how different vines need different pruning techniques. Bring your own pruning shears if you have them.

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