Total novice Victoria Red grapes


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I have planted and growing 2 Victoria Red grape vines and one Cowart Muscadine. I planted the Muscadine about 2-months ago and the Victoria Red about 2-weeks ago. The Victoria Reds are growing very quickly - surprisingly so.

I have no idea what I am doing and never grew grapes before.

If I understand, my goal is to identify the most vigorous growth and isolate that by removing side or competing branches, but not the leaves on the main trunk, until it reaches the top of the trellis?

When, do I start doing that?
 

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Not sure where the grapes are located...but if in a southern coastal region you made excellent choices. The Victoria Red sounds like a great choice and of course you can't go wrong with muscadines here in the south. Mind saying where you found the Victoria Red?

I would begin training immediately.
 
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Silly me - I was wondering why I wasn't getting any replies!

I live in purgatory - I mean Texas (Cedar Creek) - but I have no idea what I did to deserve it...

I purchased the 2 Victoria Reds from https://doubleavineyards.com/victoria-red - delivery was a day ahead of promised and packed perfectly. They are very vigorous - I will get out there with a camera next sunshine and post a photo.

PS. Where are you catching rainbows like that, in Texas?
 

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Thanks for that link. I ordered a couple of them...even though it is getting very late to plant here, maybe too late. They sound like a great grape.

p.s. Argentina
 

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If you are growing for wine, then training is important to concentrate the juices in the grapes. If for the table, not so much.
 
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Something is eating one of my Victoria Reds!!!!!! I have no idea what but I can see little dark specks underside of leaves! My eyesight is poor but this photo may give a clue????

Whatever they are how do I kill them?
 

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