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water shoot

A term (also water shoot, water shoot, water shoot) for secondary shoots on the vine that have formed from a "dormant eye". Normal fruiting shoots form from the axillary buds that remain on the one-year-old wood as winter eyes after pruning. In contrast, water shoots form from adventitious buds on the perennial wood, which are not already laid down but are newly formed from reembryonalised cells of the cambium as required. An old term is "brain shoot", which refers to the head.

Wasscherschosse - Rebstock, Rebstammputzer mit Bürste und Rebstock

Image 1 = water shoots on the vine trunk, 2 = vine trunk cleaner with brush, 3 = water shoots

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