University of California

Research has refined pruning concepts


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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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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