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Leaf / fruit ratio

See below Defoliation,

This measure (including leaf cutting, summer cutting) in the vineyard may be carried out several times. A limited number of Scroll removed from the grape zone. The measure is recommended for short-stemmed, thick-leaved vine varieties with compact, dichtbeerigen Grapes and thin berry skins, for example Pinot Noir. Gewurztraminer. Kerner. Müller-Thurgau and Scheurebe (Seedling 88). Defoliation promotes air circulation in the grape zone so that the grapes dry much faster after rain. This ripens the ripening fruit prematurely Botrytis protected. You begin to defoliate two to three weeks after blossom, however, not too many leaves should...

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