View of the Block damaged by Frost in 2012

2.27.13-future-pruningThis block which contains younger and older vines was severely damaged last year. The pruning machine has cut the canes to about 12 inches. We are waiting as long as possible to cut them down to two buds in the hope that this will retard their growth sufficiently to reduce frost damage. The theory is that the budding begins at the tip of the cane and by pruning later we reduce exposure for the buds further down the cane which will carry the fruit. Stay tuned…
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