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dense planting

Name for high number of at least 6,000 and more vines per hectare. The vines are close within the Rows of vines (not the rows of vines close together) set. This relieves the burden Rebstock who, with the same amount of produce, has to carry fewer grapes per hectare but more for that Aroma and total extract respectively. The vine is also forced to drive its roots deeper into the soil to allow for adequate supply of water and nutrients, thus being less subject to weathering. This means better care in case of dryness and thus avoidance of water stress, The method is not generally an advantage, but depending on soil type to decide. For example, it requires a well drained soil. See also below training system. Weingarten Care and grapevine,

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