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Designation (also blind wood) for a one-year engine of the vine that for the purpose of vegetative propagation is cut off and shortened. The name derives from the unrooted shoot. The one on three or four Nodien (Knot) shortened shoot is placed in the ground so that the Nodien are completely covered by earth and only the outermost knot protrudes about two inches from the ground. New roots develop from the lower, earth-covered nodes, from the upper, light-exposed ones sitting in the leaf-ax eye (Bud) grows a new vine. This was next to the lower to phylloxera disaster the usual form for the exchange of individual vines or the creation of new vineyards.

Such vines are called ungrafted denotes that drive and root are of the same origin. If it is grape varieties of the species Vitis vinifera Of course, they are not reblausresistent. Today the blind vines (Edelreiser) in the finishing on a suitable, reblausresistente document (Root part) grafted and these plants called Pfropfreben. If so in a vineyard single sick or for other reasons to be removed vines are replaced, this is called massive selection, See also below breeding,

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