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Section (also juice dormancy, vegetation dormancy, winter rigidity) in the annual vegetation cycle of the vine (see also BBCH code). This is understood to be the 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 is at rest. This is the ideal time for pruning, which initiates the next vegetative cycle and is an important criterion for the form of cultivation. Hibernation covers the period from December to February in the northern hemisphere and from June to August in the southern hemisphere

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