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NEW VIDEO: How to Prune Grapevines with Winter Injury

Grapevines at UMN Horticulture Research Center in Chaska.
Photo: Annie Klodd, UMN Extension
It's time to prune now--March is an ideal time or you can wait until early April, when it's a bit warmer! As expected, the extreme winter cold in February impacted grapevines in Minnesota. I discussed this in a previous Yard and Garden News article on February 6. While the cold hardy grape varieties we grow in Minnesota will survive this winter in most cases, grapevines still sustained some winter injury to their tender buds. Fortunately, grape growers can alter their pruning methods this year in order to compensate for winter injury and still produce a crop of fruit in 2019.

In this video, I'll walk you through how winter injury impacts vines, and how to prune grapevines that have sustained winter injury:


Author: Annie Klodd, Extension Educator - Fruit and Vegetable Production
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