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Name (also fruit) for the grape-bearing shoot; see there.

Term for the young shoot of a plant. The young one-year-old shoot (Lotte, Schoss) of the vine develops in spring from the winter eyes of the two-year-old wood. Depending on the number of eyes remaining after winter pruning or the length of the one-year-old wood, it is referred to as a cane, a shoot or a cone (see also under bows). The productive development phase of the vine begins in March to April with budding. At the nodes of the shoots, leaves, inflorescences (clusters or later grapes), tendrils and shoots as well as buds for future shoots are formed. A vigorous shoot is characterised by thick nodes and long internodes (distances between the nodes). The shoot length is determined by the number of...

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