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Débourrement

French name for the expulsion; look there.

Beginning of the annual growth cycle of the grapevine after Hibernation (see also under BBCH Code ). These break at an average daytime temperature of 8 to 10 ° Celsius those eyes (Winter buds) on the winter pruning were deliberately left standing. The winemaker can recognize this for some time beforehand, because with the coming spring and thawed soil, the roots begin to pump plant juice into the above-ground part of the vine so that water droplets emerge at the intersection of cut shoots (the vine "bleeds"). As the heat increases, the buds visibly swell until the woody bud shells break open to reveal a fuzzy globular braid...

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