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Cordon

Name (also main shoot, limb or arm) for the perennial, woody part at the upper end of the vine trunk. Depending on the training system, they are usually trained horizontally (horizontally), but can also be trained vertically ( vertically ) as in the Vertiko system. In the two-arm form, a cordon is pulled horizontally along wires on the left and right. Cordon de Royat in Champagne, for example, is a one-armed system. On the cordons are the one-year-old shoots (the one-year-old wood), which are pruned differently depending on the training system as cones, stretchers or pruned (see under arch). The new, fruit-bearing shoots develop from their eyes (buds).

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