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  • Windy area

  • gewponos97

    Member
    3 Giugno 2022 at 10:25

    Hi there

    Is there any pruning advice about bush vines in windy areas? I have a problem with new shoots being torn by the wind!!

    With kind regards

    Dimitris

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  • Simone

    Member
    3 Giugno 2022 at 12:32

    Hello Dimitris.

    what kind of trellis system do you use? Cane pruning (Guyot) or short pruning (Spurred cordon, Bush vine or what else?)

    I can advice you:

    1) remove secondary shoots with a small scissor preserving 2-3 mm of its base so you can support primary shoots’ base. If you remove them with hands you create a hole and the stability of primary shoot can be compromised.

    2) Once you start with the shoot selection you should keep attention to ensure important shoots (for example in the Guyot spur ), tying lightly the shoots to the wires (be careful, not too tight!)

    3) In cane pruning, use longer canes instead of spurs (blind all the buds except first ones, as it was a spur). This is quite good if first wire is quite far, so you can use the blinded cane to tie the shoots.

    4) Be careful, dont’ wait too much to put the shoots straight inside of the wire, it is very important and must be done quickly!

  • gewponos97

    Member
    3 Giugno 2022 at 18:25

    Dear Simone

    The pruning system is bush vines pruned at 2 buds!! No wires used

  • Simone

    Member
    6 Giugno 2022 at 14:34

    Bush vines… do you use pales or sticks or It is a free trellis system?

    Anyway advice no. 1 could be good for you.

    If you can use sticks and keep the shoots tied maybe it could help, but be sure to protect enough the grapes from the sun.

    In some windy areas they use to orientate the trellis parallel with prevailing winds and build up windbreakers ( trees, fences or even walls! )

  • gewponos97

    Member
    6 Giugno 2022 at 17:52

    Thanks for the advice!!

    Dimitris

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