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Flower

The beginning of this stage in the annual vegetative cycle of the vine. is about six to eight weeks after budding. The exact point in time depends on the year-specific temperature development, the temperature totals achieved at the respective location and the vine-specific growth under changing weather conditions. Constant warm temperatures with a good water supply accelerate the speed of shoot growth and thus the formation of the inflorescence (Latin: Inflorescence, also flowering, umbel, droplets or glow per country and region) on the third to seventh shoot node. Depending on the zonal climate, microclimate and solar radiation, flowering takes place from mid-May to late July in the northern hemisphere (in Central Europe, according to the old winemakers' rule, flowering begins on 24 June = St. John's Day, plus or minus eight days), in the southern hemisphere from November to mid-December. In contrast to many other flowering plants, the individual flowers of the vine are small, greenish-yellow and rather inconspicuous due to the absence of petals and show flowers. As the fruit ripens, the individual blossoms form the individual berries of the grape.

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