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Vertical Shoot Positioning

See under trellis training

General term for the world's most common and oldest system of wine grape cultivation. It was already used by the Romans in ancient times. In horticulture it is used for many types of fruit. Ornamental vines or table grapes are often trained for decorative purposes on a wall, either freely climbing or by means of climbing aids such as wooden frames or grids. For wine grapes cultivated in the vineyard, the shoots are attached or guided in the desired form by means of support systems in countless variations. In this system, a vertical, i.e. vertical, leaf wall (trellis) is formed with the help of several wires (however, one could also call the horizontal overhead system such as pergola a trellis). The foliage wall has a thickness of about 20 to 30 cm. As a rule of thumb, a maximum of 15 shoots are formed per linear metre to avoid compaction. There is a lower trellis training or, after its inventor Jules Guyot (1807-1872), also called...

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