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This stage of the grapevine 's annual vegetation cycle begins six to eight weeks after budding. The timing depends on the year-specific temperature development, the temperatures reached at the respective location and the typical growth of the variety under changing weather conditions. Constantly warm temperatures with a good water supply accelerate shoot growth and thus the formation of the inflorescence (Latin: inflorescence, also known as the flower, umbel, dome or spike) on the third to seventh shoot node.

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