Name (also blind wood) for a one-year-old engine of the Vines that for the purpose of vegetative propagation is cut off and shortened. The name derives from the unrooted instinct. The one on three or four Nodes Shortened shoots are placed in the ground so that the nodes are completely covered with earth and only the outermost knot protrudes about two centimeters from the ground. New roots develop from the lower nodes covered with earth, from the upper ones exposed to light in the leaf axil eye (Bud) a new vine grows. This was next to that Lowering to Phylloxera disaster the usual form for the exchange of individual vines or the creation of new vineyards.
Such vines are called true to root referred to, since the shoot and root are of the same origin. When it comes to grape varieties of the species Vitis vinifera acts, they are of course not phylloxera resistant. Today the blind vines (Edelreiser) are at the Finishing on a suitable, phylloxera-resistant document (Root part) and these plants are called grafted vines. If it replaces individual vines that are sick or have to be removed for other reasons in a vineyard, this is called massive selection. See also under breeding.