What is trellis pruning?

The vine is a climbing shrub widely cultivated in temperate regions throughout the world. Grapes are edible fruits that are so good that you want to have some specimens in the garden. But, to prevent complications from arising, one of the things that is being done more and more frequently is to grow them on a trellis. In this way, we will be able to treat each specimen as it deserves, thus ensuring that it has a good development, making the most of the available space.

However, it will not be enough to plant it, but we will also have to know how to prune trellis vines , since this is a job that will largely depend on the amount of fruit it produces. Let’s see what steps we have to follow to prune our vineyards.


  • 1 How is trellis cultivation installed?
  • 2 When and how do you prune?

How is trellis cultivation installed?

The trellis is a structure made up of wires and/or poles on which the branches of the plants that we are going to cultivate will grow , in this case the vine. What is done is, once the specimen is planted, keep it attached to a stake so that it forms a trunk of about 40-80cm in height. From this, two branches will be allowed to grow on a fixed wire: one that will be guided to the right and the other to the left.

It is important to leave a distance of at least 90 centimeters between vines so that it can grow correctly.

When and how is it pruned?

The vine is pruned at the beginning of winter , when the leaves begin to fall or have already fallen. To do this, we will use pruning shears to remove dry, diseased or weak branches and to trim the rest.

  • First year : after the first season, what is done is to choose a branch that we see has more strength and vigor than the others. Then, we cut it about 4-5cm, so the new ones will sprout better.
  • From the second : you have to remove those branches that lose strength and leave only those with more health.

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