Growing Grapes in Your Backyard
The goal in pruning is to leave an appropriate number of one-year-old fruiting branches (spurs or canes) to provide optimum fruit production without excessively dense vegetative growth. Pruning also aids in balancing vegetative growth and fruit production. Grapes are pruned while vines are dormant. See What Varieties are Best for My Backyard? to understand the reasons for using spur vs. cane pruning, and which varieties receive which method.
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