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curl around (GB)

One especially at table grapes (and earlier also with fruit trees) method used fruit set to improve. An approximately 0.5 centimeter wide ring (fruit belt) is made from the phloem of the leading tissue around the trunk or one shoot cut out. Due to the resulting interruption of nutrient transport, the Rebstock into an extreme stress. As a protective measure to preserve the species, it ripens earlier and the berries grow larger. The vine does not die, but closes the wound with callus, The process works particularly well with seedless Varieties like the Sultana,

Ringeln - tree trunk
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