Vine pruning period

Life size period and fundamental techniques

The pruning of the vine is carried out with cuts that respect different principles of cultivation, according to which it is possible to establish in advance the number of bunches that the plant will have to bear and the year in which they will have to ripen. There are three basic techniques: “permanent cordon” pruning, which is practiced when the vine produces very short shoots from the main stock, the one that produces the grapes; pruning with “renewal shoot” in which the cuts of the shoots give life to new fruits from which the clusters will be born; finally the Guyot pruning, for which the old shoots are removed, except for the most flowery which is shortened, folded and tied, leaving nine buds. The pruning of the vine is done when the vineyard has no more leaves and lasts all winter.

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