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Ear leaves

Synonym (also ear leaves) for the miserly instinct; see there.

Designation for the secondary shoots of the vine growing laterally from the leaf axils of the main shoots. Synonyms are Aberzahn, Dolder, Drohler, Eberzahn, Enkel, Geize, Irxe, Kindlein, Ohrlaub and Uchse. In part, however, this is also used to describe grapes growing on miserly shoots. The stingers form from the eye of a shoot called the summer bud. The winter bud next to it then grows into a new summer shoot the following spring. Especially when the main shoot is at the top early, the summer bud can grow into a remarkable side shoot, which can even flower and bear fruit in the lower part. In most cases, however, the stinging shoot remains small or does not sprout at all. Then its bud dies in the following winter due to insufficient wood ripening. Every grape variety tends more or less strongly towards the development of stingers. Growth is promoted by a strongly growing rootstock.

Geiztrieb neben Knospe, die im Frühjahr austreibt und Geiztrauben auf dem Geiztrieb nach dem Blattfall

In varieties with a low apical dominance and a strong tendency to stinginess, these lateral branches...

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