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    10 / 01 / 2014

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dear Ella , thank you for ur reply , for an year I was very much confused about pruning , I have no other close up photos of grapes than this..and the other pic shows the structure of my grapes vine..please sugesst me how to prune .. seeing the lushy growth and little flowers every where .. its hard for me to keep a scissor in the vine . for around 200 km we rarely see any grape plant . but I decide to see some large clusters and to prune ….if I prune , wil I get the same lushy growth again .?


  • nivusebay Green Thumb says:

    dear ela , thankyou , am gonna pruneit today … happy Christmas and new year

    December 24th, 2014 at 10:43pm

  • Ella Leaf Lover says:

    My best guess is vitis vinifera – Marco. Marco is a red hybrid table grape. Based on the maturing coloration and your weather in Kanyakumari. Marco thrives in in warm, semi humid growing seasons. Has been hybridized to resist many molds and rots. When pruning your grapes back in the winter, do not be afraid to REALLY prune a lot! About 90% of the growth will be removed back to the main cane. This will give you the opportunity to train it in the spring. How you proceed depends on your goals for the grapes. Eating or wine making. If you want them for eating: Once the new growth is 2-3 feet long pick out 2 or 3 of the strongest ones and clip back the rest. This will give you several strong vines to focus on. As they grow train them put to maximize sunlight. As the clusters form clip off every other cluster. This will produce less fruit but the remaining fruit will be larger, and generally sweeter. This is the method I use for my white grapes. If you decide to try your hand at winemaking there are other techniques used to increase fruit yield and acidity. I have never used wine making techniques myself.

    December 24th, 2014 at 7:04pm

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