(ONLY REQUIRED FOR THE 2 STAGE REJUVENATION PROCESS)
After the first stage of the two-stage process is complete, a strong and healthy watershoot must be selected which will then become the new trunk of the vine. It is best to choose one that is positioned correctly and in line with the post and wire.
Once the watershoot has been selected, the remaining watershoots can be removed to ensure the energy and nutrition is being pumped into the selected watershoot as much as possible.
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 above.
Heading, also known as tipping, is carried out to ensure the new trunk stops at the cordon wire and begins to grow new arms, creating the crown of the vine.
The arms of the new vine are then trimmed, wrapped/arched and tied along the wire so ensure stability