(ONLY REQUIRED FOR THE 2 STAGE REJUVENATION PROCESS)
During the two-stage rejuvenation process, a strong and healthy watershoot will be selected to replace the old, diseased vine.
The remaining watershoots will then be removed to ensure the energy and nutrition is being pumped into the new vine.
The watershoot must then be encouraged to grow in the right direction and towards the cordon wire. The is done by trimming the watershoot and cutting the end through the middle of the bud to create a lip. A piece of bailing string is then looped over the lip of the watershoot and firmly tied to the cordon wire to increase direction and stability.
HEADING AND CANE PRUNING
Once the new vine has grown to a certain height, the top is headed to force growth below the cut. The arms of the new vine are later trimmed, wrapped/arched and tied along the cordon wire.