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, one speaks of a tail, extensor or cone (see under arch). The productive development phase of the vine starts in March to April with budding. At the nodes of the shoots, leaves, inflorescences (shingles or later grapes), tendrils and stingers, as well as buds for future shoots are formed in succession. A vigorous shoot is characterized by thick nodes and long internodes (distances between nodes). The shoot length is determined by the number of nodes (up to 20) and the length of the internodes. The ringlet-shaped tendrils, which are always opposite a leaf, are fastening organs.