First year winter pruning

February 2012 – what I wanted was to select and prune to the two thickest canes of mature wood from the previous year’s growth.  The minimum acceptable thickness to continue is that of a pencil, if that had not been achieved, then it would have been back to square one, pruning back to the strongest cane and await new growth in the next growing season, and then eliminating the previous year’s remaining cane.

As it was, I was spoilt for choice with good strong thick canes.  These were thinned out to the two thickest canes most centrally positioned at the head of the young vine, with thinning to the thicker/healthier looking of the two in May, once the major risk of frost passed.

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