Vine Growing Cycle
- Vine awakening
- Bud break
- Vegetative growth
- Fruit set
- Petit pois
- Bunch closure
- Veraison and lignification
- Leaf fall
A new growth cycle begins.
The buds come out and begin to swell.
Small green tips start to appear, made up of young shoots bearing leaves that spread and gradually get bigger. The future bunches are already visible at the base of the fruiting canes. They are called inflorescences.
is the blossoming of the flower at the end of spring. This period lasts 10 to 15 days. Each This is the inflorescence bud transforms into a grape berry
The pollinated flowers turn into small green berries, that is fruit set.
Under the weight of the grapes, the bunches begin to hang vertically.
Little by little, the berries – future grapes – swell up to a size big enough to touch each other: that is called bunch closure.
Veraison and lignification
The grapes change colours and the fruiting canes also go from green to brown. This marks the beginning of veraison and grape ripening, as well as cold hardening, or lignification, for the fruiting canes that have now become vine shoots (to get ready for winter).
The grapes reach ripeness. It’s time for harvesting!
After donning in their best golden finery, the leaves start to fall.
The plant gets its fill of energy by transforming the chlorophyll absorbed through the vine leaves into starch, amino acids and mineral elements.