Grapevines: Double pruning

Grapevines need attentive pruning to produce a maximum amount of fruit. We visit Grinder’s Switch Winery in Centerville TN for a demonstration of the second pruning that is done after any threat of frost.

Gardener Extras

  1. A second pruning leaves behind 3 buds: a basal, a primary, and a secondary. To be performed after the possibility of frost has passed.
  2. Vertical Shoot Position, VSP, is a widely used trellis system in which the vine shoots are trained upward in a vertical narrow curtain with the fruiting zone below. The cordon, or fruiting wire, is typically 3 feet off the ground.

Gardener Notes

Grinder's Switch Winery is open to the public noon-5pm daily. Closed major holidays. No reservations required. Tastings are free. For a group of 20+, please call ahead. Grinder's Switch Wine has a store at Marathon Village located at 1310 Clinton Street, Suite 125 Nashville TN 37203

Tammy Algood

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