Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Research has refined pruning concepts

Author

Amand N. Kasimatis

Author Affiliations

Amand N. Kasimatis is Viticulturist, Cooperative Extension, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 34(7):32-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n07p32. July 1980.

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Abstract

In the wild, the grapevine is often supported at great heights by adjacent trees; the shoots cling to branches by means of tendrils and trail for considerable lengths. A favorable light environment is essential for annual growth, so lower or interior areas are characterized by rope-like “trunks,” devoid of leaves, extending from the ground upward to the canopies of trees. Not only is the fruit difficult to locate and harvest, it consists of a myriad of small straggly clusters. Productivity is erratic from year to year.

Kasimatis A. 1980. Research has refined pruning concepts. Hilgardia 34(7):32-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n07p32
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