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Pruning

Important factor for yield and quality of a wine. Without pruning, the vine would grow uncontrollably and build new floors from the buds of every last year's shoots every year, spreading out in tiers, while the lower floors would become woody. Since the grapes are always formed on annual wood, pruning ensures the balance (physiological equilibrium) between yield (generative growth) and growth (vegetative growth), without producing too much old, unproductive wood. The choice of the most suitable method depends on the type of soil (fertile/non-fertile), the method of cultivation (single vine, wire frame, pergola), the climate (humid/dry), the grape variety (fertility, tendency to trickle), the rootstock, and specific local conditions.

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