The younger vines are pushing their way to the fruit wire. The vines in the pictures were planted last spring and should produce fruit in a couple seasons. Vines can be injured in various ways; the most common over the last few seasons has been the cold temperatures. Currently we are pruning out the old wood to promote the growth of the buds we had covered with dirt. After the old wood is pruned we tie the canes to the fruit wire to try to control the placement of the fruit. If the fruit is not uniform in the fruit zone it is hard to manage the fruit throughout the season.

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