Pruning - o Cane Pruning There are many variation to this...

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- Pruning o Head-spur Pruning This system which leaves the vine in a small bush shape, has traditionally ben used in places such as Beaujolais and the Rhone Valley in France. This system is particularly favored by grape growers who want to keep the grape bunches close to the ground, where they can benefit from heat reflected from the soil during the day and from radiated heat given off by the earth in the evening as the air temperature cools. The disadvantage of such a system is that grapes developing close to the ground can be more easily hit by late spring frosts, so it is generally not used in cool climates.
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Unformatted text preview: o Cane Pruning There are many variation to this system, but essentially one, two or four canes will be left after pruning. Each cane will have a predetermined number fo buds left onit as decided by the grape grower, each bud will produce new shoots. Throughout the world, the most common type of pruning has been the two-cane system o Cordon-spur pruning This is combination of the other two methods with established canes extended along the support system. The wine is then pruned short spurs, usually having two buds each, along the cordon. The vesting and is therefore becoming increasingly popular...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course HOS 424 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '08 term at Southern New Hampshire University.

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