Welcome to Spring 2023
We have not begun pruning yet. We will post a pruning class time sometime around mid-March 2023. Please check back then for the details. Let's hope Spring warmth doesn't come too soon!
We have been doing some pruning the past several weeks and have found most of our grapevine buds in good condition. We weren't sure what to expect initially since last year was very unusual in many respects but were pleased by what we found. We were also glad that we had no -20F or colder temps this past winter.
We are about 60% of our 1st round of pruning, which is selecting which canes we will leave for the 2nd round of pruning. Round two will come as late as we can allow it. We wait until the apical buds, those at the far end of the cane, develop and push leaves before we cut back to the 2 basal buds, those nearest the cordon. This can give us an additional week of frost protecion since the apical buds push first. The will begin to push where pruning cuts have ben made on the cane.
After frost or freeze we get on with the other aspects of growing grapes.
PRUNING CLASSES 2022
Mitchell Vineyard Pruning class Spring 2022.
We will have the 1 class on Sunday, April 10 and will extend it to 1.5 hours.
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. A few things done right can help your vines with survival and then high quality grapes. Bring your questions so you can get answers to your most pressing problems. We can work on pruning which ever varieties you may be interested in.
Where: Mitchell Vineyard When: Sunday, April 10, 2022
4252 Sunny Ridge Rd 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Rain, sun or SNOW!
Oregon, WI Fee: $40 each individual
lf you want to do some hands on prunig, please bring a pair
of clipper. We can provide one if you do not have one. involve more hands on pruning!
Northeastern Vine Supply, Inc. 1428 River Rd., West Pawlet, VT 05775 802-287-9311
Double A Vineyards: 10277 Christy Rd, Fredonia, NY; 716-672-8493
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