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Cordon (GB)
Cordon (F)
Cordone (I)

Description (also main shoot, thigh or arm) for the multi-year, woody part at the upper end of the Rebstock tribe, Depending on the educational system, they usually become horizontal (horizontal), but also as with Vertiko system built up vertically. In the two-armed form, a cord is pulled horizontally along the left and right along the wires. A one-armed system is for example Cordon de Royat in the Champagne,

Kordon - Trellis with cordon and cone cut (Tuscany) and low wire frame education with cordon (California, Mondavi)

The annuals are on the cordons shoots that differ per system at pruning as cones, stretchers or cut (see under arc ). From their eyes (Buds) the new, fruit-bearing shoots develop. Forms of education with tribe and cordon are often referred to as cordon education systems. Strictly speaking, however, the educational system alone is not yet sufficiently characterized and one could also call this a pruning form. Because even with the espalier the cordon cut (cordon education) is applied. A cordon cut is available from:


One speaks of an alternating cordon if, after cutting a flat or semi-arch, it is not cut away in the coming winter. Instead, they are cut into short cones and the two-year-old cordons are not cut until the following winter. The advantage of this form is the possibility to mechanize the pruning. See also a list of all systems below training system as well as all activities in the vineyard under Weingarten Care,

Trellis: By Alfred Deim, CC BY 3.0 at , Link
Wire frame: By Jason DeRusha - Flickr as Mondavi , CC BY-SA 2.0 , Link
Exchange cord: By Bauer Karl - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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