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Winter Pruning For Muscadines

It will soon be time to prune your muscadine vines.  Annual pruning of muscadinesMuscadine vineyard is a must if the vineyard is to be kept at its optimum production level. Unpruned vineyards may bear alternately, are nearly impossible to harvest, and are also more vulnerable to pest attacks because of reduced spray coverage and poor air movement within the canopy.

The ideal time to prune muscadines is mid to late February. We have over 40 acres of muscadines in fruit production and we will not prune them until late February or early March.

  • An un-pruned muscadine vine can withstand severe cold temperatures better than a newly pruned muscadine vine. That is one reason we wait until February to prune.

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    Unpruned (left) and pruned (right) cordons of a mature muscadine grape trained to a one-wire vertical trellis.

  • You may see the muscadine vines drip a liquid substance but this will not hurt the vine. We have 40 acres of muscadines in production and we will not prune them until late February.
  • Thin out dead, diseased, and interfering wood.
  • Remove all canes from the trunk except the permanent arms or those canes needed to  replace damaged or dead arms.
  •  Cut back all of the previous year’s growth, which is light brown, to two to four buds.
  • Prunning Ilustration

 

 

Ison’s Nursery & Vineyards is the largest and oldest grower of muscadine vines in the world.  In fact most of the top muscadine varieties were developed on our farm.

We are very proud of our connection to the muscadine.  It is a true southern treat.

We are happy to help you make your selections and and answer any questions that you have.

Ison’s Nursery & Vineyards offer many varieities of fruit trees, berry plants, nut trees and grape vines. Including Muscadine Vines, Blueberry Plants, Blackberry Plants, Raspberry Plants, Fruit Trees, Apple Trees, Plum Trees, Peach Trees, Pear Trees, Olive Trees, Pomegranate Trees, Persimmon Trees, Berry Plants, Grape Vines.

 

 

 

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7 Responses to Winter Pruning For Muscadines

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  2. I have about 140 vines Will it hurt my muscadines to prune them now I live in Arkansas I’m not sure we won’t have another freeze will that kill my plant..

    • isons says:

      We have 45 acres of muscadines in fruit production and we are just now beginning to prune them. You will be fine to prune them now. They will “bleed” or drip fluid….but this will NOT hurt them at all and they will be able to withstand cold temps.

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  4. bertie kirton says:

    I have about eight vines and my neighbor has about six. I cut hers an mine,i enjoy cutting them.I was told
    that if you cut some of the new growth off the ends that they have more grapes on them.
    I wanted to know if you had heard of it.

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