Grapes: pruning and training

The main pruning season for grape vines is early winter, but they need regular pruning and maintenance throughout the growing season to keep them manageable and productive. The two main pruning systems are the Guyot system and the rod and spur (cordon) system.

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Tucking shoots under a wire. Image: RHS/Tim Sandall

Quick facts

Suitable for Indoor and outdoor grape vines
Timing Major pruning is in early winter; training in spring and summer
Difficulty Difficult

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