Lateral shoot

Grapes December 31, 2010 Print Friendly and PDF

Side shoot or stem that develops from axillary (side or lateral) buds on the stem of current season's growth.

Laterals begin to form in the leaf axil along the shoot after hedging. Shown here are Pinot noir grape shoots.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.