Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pruning has begun

We began pruning the vines on Saturday, March 10.   Above are some marquette vines.   We are doing most of the vineyard as VSP (vertical shoot position).   We leave about 25-30 buds per vine.  

The vines look good.   I've seen very little winter damage as expected.   The next couple of weeks are going to be crazy warm for March.   I wouldn't be surprised if bud swell or bud break could occur a month early.   Not something I hope for.   We are bound to get a frost between now and May, and a bud break in April will surely mean bud/shoot damage.

We will see what happens.

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