Daily Archive for January 17th, 2010

Cane Pruning at Lafond Vineyards Friday, January 15, 2010

We have finished the cordon pruning, which is the simpler pruning and now for the cane pruning, and cane pruning comprises about 70% of the vineyard.

First, all the canes are removed from the vine except for two, and these should be the healthiest looking. This is really the hardest work, pulling the cut vines from the wires is often difficult, they generally grab on tight.

Then, at least in our vineyard, they are followed by a smaller group of women, today there were three, who do the tying.

The images show the workers, well protected from the weather, tying the canes left by the first crew.

This is a cane pruned vine

and this is a cordon pruned vine.