Thursday, February 12, 2009

A good days work

The Viognier pruning is moving along nicely. The training does not have as much drama as the often brittle Vidal canes. I find Vidal Blanc canes tend to snap if pushed too far, and one must take special care not to force the would-be cordons to lie down too straight on the wire. Viognier, on the other hand, is more flexible and yields to the trainers' hand without the heart-ache of breaking off what would have been a fruitful arm.