Topping Grape Vines

Is topping grape vines desirable?

Topping of vines is in all cases more or less weakening. The more

foliage that is removed, the more weakening it is. Vines, therefore,

which are making a weak growth from any cause whatever can only be

injured by topping. If the vines are exceptionally vigorous, the

weakening due to topping may be an advantage by making them more

fruitful. The topping, however, must be done with discretion. Early

topping in May is much more effective and less weakening than later

topping in June. Very early topping before blossoming helps the setting

of the blossoms. Topping in general increases the size of the berries.

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