Vine Training is done to optimize sunlight and airflow

Vine Training can is a very important step in your grape growing.
Vine Training is done to optimize the trellis system you have for your vines.   You want to have your vines separated so they do not fight for sunlight or air.   It's just that simple from what I understand.    You can download this PDF on Vine Pruning for your references as well.

 

What do I need?
There are several different types of vine training attaching products out there.  Here are some that I have tried.   Be sure to contact Orchard Valley Supply for a free sample of various types. 

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AgTie

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Tie Tube

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Clip-It

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many others

      

 

Here are some various vine tying products you can try.  These are called AgTie.   For the state my vines are currently in, these are the ones I prefer for now.  

   

This Tie Tube is very handy and is my second favorite.  It comes in a ball (very much like a ball of twine) and you just tear or cut off short lengths.   You can leave space for the vine to grow, and the knot will not come loose.    
This product is called Clip-It.  It comes in various sizes and is quite handy for training secondary vine growth.    

 


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Training is a simple process
All you're doing is attaching the vines to the trellis system you have installed.  

How Often?
I recommend visiting the vines every week at least to make sure the vines are properly growing.  


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