Grape pruning

Asked January 6, 2014, 9:58 PM EST

When we bought some property we "inherited" some grapes, Himrod and Suffolk Red, that were let go, for years, in a big way. Is it possible, or advisable, to spur prune them this spring, and then cane prune them next year? Will we get any grapes this year if we do? There are no long enough one-year-old vines at the proper heights right now... Thanks much!

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Hemrod will due better cane pruned and Suffolk red can go either way but I reccommend cane pruining both. Grape vines are amazimg when it comes to pruining they tolerate extream removel without adverse reactions. Fruit develops on second year wood so no grapes this year.