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

Designation (also main shoot, leg or arm) for the perennial, woody part at the upper end of the Rebstock tribe, Depending on the education system, they are usually horizontal (horizontal), but also as in the case of Vertiko system vertical (vertical). In the two-armed form, a cordon is drawn horizontally along wires left and right along each wire. A one-armed system is for example Cordon de Royat in the Champagne,

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

At the cordons are the annuals shoots that are different depending on the system pruning as cones, extensors or cut (see under arc ). From their eyes (Buds) develop the new, fruitful shoots. In pedigree and cordon forms one often speaks of cordon education systems. Strictly speaking, however, the education system alone is not yet sufficiently characterized and one could also call that the form of a prune. Because even with the espalier the cordon incision (the cordon education) is used. A cordon cut is available at:


From a change cordon is then spoken of, if after the cut of a flat or half bow this is not cut away in the coming winter. Instead, these are cut on short cones and cut off the then two-year cordon only the following winter. The advantage of this form is the possibility to mechanize the pruning. See also a list of all systems at training system as well as all activities in the vineyard below 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
Change Cordon: From Bauer Karl - Own Work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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