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Hibernation

Period (also known as dormancy, vegetative dormancy, winter dormancy) in the annual vegetation cycle of the vine. This is the period of absolute dormancy of the plant between leaf fall in autumn and budding in spring. At this time, the flow of sap and energy from the roots to the shoots and vice versa stops. This is the ideal time for pruning, which initiates the next vegetation cycle and is an important criterion for vine training. In the northern hemisphere, winter dormancy lasts from December to February, and in the southern hemisphere from June to August. Growth begins with bud swelling and budding.

Winterruhe - Schnee

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