UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County



Grapes are a popular choice to grow in the home garden. 

Grapevines not only produce tasty fruit that can be used in many ways, but the vines can be trained to provide shade or privacy in the landscape.  

Below is a collection of resources just for the home gardener. 

Also visit the Horticulture Center link in the gold bar above for details on the vineyard at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.


Note: PDF files open in a new window/tab.

Please visit the In the FOHC Vineyard page, which has helpful vocabulary and a calendar of operations for the home grape grower.






  • Watch Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Chuck Ingels demonstrate grape vine pruning(2:49 min.)

  • Chuck Ingels, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor, discusses spur and cane pruning grapes, as well as shoot thinning.  (5 min.)


ANR = free publication from the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Catalog
PN = free publication from UC Integrated Pest Management
EHN = Environmental Horticulture Notes from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
GN = Garden Notes from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

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4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338       Fax:  916.875.6233

Webmaster Email: mgsacramento@ucanr.edu