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Designation (also schütterbeerig or shaggy) for the shape of the arrangement of the berries, which, in addition to the shape of the grape (shouldered or unshouldered outline), is a characteristic morphological mark of a grape and table grape. The berries are loosely arranged so that there is a more or less large distance between them in contrast to densely berried grapes. This can be advantageous because more sunlight reaches the individual berries and this has a positive effect on ripening, and there is also less danger of fungal diseases due to better draining and drying after rainfall. Certain grape varieties are naturally loose-grained. However, this may also be caused by berries that were not fertilised at flowering, resulting in coulure.

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