Category Archives: Pruning

Tree Fruit Pruning Workshop

A tree fruit pruning workshop was held at the Fruit Station on Saturday March 18th.  Those in attendance received instructions on proper pruning and tool safety as well as some hands on pruning in the demonstration garden in the field.  

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Pruning Peach Trees

The field crew began pruning peach trees yesterday.  The crew will work on this over the next couple of weeks.  We prune the peaches after most of the other fruit crops at the station since peaches can be injured if

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Pruning Catawba grapes

We began pruning Catawba grapes this week. They are one of our hardier grape varieties, so we prune them earlier in the dormant season than the more cold tender varieties. We are leaving 40 to 45 buds on the larger

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Catawba grape pruning begins

Pruning Catawba grapes began yesterday. Catawba is a winter hardy variety that is pruned earlier in the dormant season than the more cold tender grape varieties. The average pruning weight for reference vines in the West Catawba vineyard was 2.55

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Vincent grape row finally pruned!

I am happy that spring temperatures have been cool! I just finished pruning my row of Vincent grapes and the buds have just started swelling. The demo vineyard was completed earlier. I remember in 2007 when the Easter freeze hit

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