A look at Wire Training

First off- after 4 months in the ground- almost the entire vineyard is doing great.


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Here is #1-5, cordons extending fully along the guide wire.

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The trunks have turned from green to this purple/brown color indicating that bark is soon to show. A very good sign.


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One of my replacements is ready to start training- I’ll detail it here.

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This branch will serve as my Right cordon, as its the strongest and has the most growth.

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This branch will serve as my left cordon.

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Trim everything else off.

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Tie the branch down using plastic garden tape, basically at every bud break. Which a this point is between 1-2 inches. Other more developed vines in the yard here are every 3 inches.

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Here is a top view, this vineyard is good for about 1-1.5 inches of growth per day. So I am out here twice a week tying the cordons down. 

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And there it is!

Ill check back and continue to tie it down as needed throughout the rest of the season.