I've got a section of fence in the back yard that's been neglected (just
moved in) and we're looking to restore it to producing grapes.
2 of the 5 original vine plants are still alive but we're looking at
pruning them all the way back and adding Beta vines in.
Anyone have any info on their growth habits? Do they tend to droop (and
need trained high) or do they prefer to grow up (and need trained low on
Also, in pruning Betas how far should they be pruned? Back to a 2-3'
main stalk or down to ground level.
Just making sure since all the grape variants have different preferences
on how to prune and train them. If done wrong it'll give a low yield and
possibly harm the plant (for those who don't know that all grapes are
not created equal).
I've decided in Beta for it's extreme hardiness and good use for table,
juice and jams. Not interested in wine making at all. We're zone 6,
Kentucky far south west corner.
If there's another variant that may do just as well in my area by all
means make a suggestion of it, too. :)