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[nafex] Re: Spring pruning - apple and grape

It may be easy to overcrop, but though quite productive, it doesn't 
seem to overcrop to the level of a Seyval or Vidal.  "Balanced" is 
how I would describe Canadice's cropping for me.  And the bunches 
don't seem that tight as compared to Foch or Siegfried.  Maybe 
differences in growth due to soil and climate?

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In nafex@y..., "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom@h...> wrote:
> Stick to SHORT spurs with Canadice - 2 buds each.  This variety is 
> fruitful and it's very easy to overcrop it, which reduces fruit 
quality and
> the wood won't harden well.  It's not even a bad idea to remove a 
few flower
> clusters, but do it just AFTER fruit set.  It has such tight 
clusters that
> if you remove them before they bloom, the remaining ones set that 
> tighter.
> Cane pruning is not a good idea with this variety as it's even 
easier to
> overcrop it that way.
> -Lon Rombough
> Grapes, unusual fruits, writing, consulting, more, at
> http://www.hevanet.com/lonrom  See new additions to the site, Feb. 
> plus word on my grape book.
> ----------
> >From: "Christopher Mauchline" <mauch1@a...>
> >To: nafex@y...
> >Subject: [nafex] Re: Spring pruning - apple and grape
> >Date: Tue, Mar 20, 2001, 6:49 AM
> >
> >As an extremely rough approximation, Lambrusca (Concord et al.) 
> >grapes are better adapted to cane pruning, and Vinifera respond 
> >to spur pruning.  I don't know the pedigree of Canadice, but it 
> >appears to me to have some Lambrusca heritage, but it responds 
> >to spur pruning (but I think it would do equally well cane 
> >My Canadice are spur pruned.

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