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Cordon

Term (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 mostly built up horizontally (horizontally), but also vertically (vertically) as in the Vertiko system. In the two-arm form, one cordon each is pulled horizontally along wires on the left and right. A one-armed system is, for example, Cordon de Royat in Champagne. 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, extensions or cuttings (see under bows). The new, fruit-bearing shoots develop from their eyes (buds). In the case of training systems with a trunk and cordon, one often speaks of cordon training systems. Strictly speaking, however, this alone does not sufficiently characterise the training system and could also be called a pruning system. Because cordon pruning (cordon training) is also used in trellis training. There is a cordon pruning with:

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