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Irxen

grapes of side shoot (GB)
raisins des entre-coeures (F)
grappoli delle femminelle (I)
raisins des entrecoeures (F)

In Austria common name for the epicormic shoot, It derives from the vernacular term "Irxe" for the armpit, since the Geizen develop from the leaf axils. In the past, the mostly sour grapes of this shoot were used to produce a so-called "Irxenwein", which is very sweet acidity was. See also below Rebstock,

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