Cordon Training

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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cordon training, a form of vine training in which the trunk terminates in a cordon, and the vine is then typically subjected to spur pruning. The alternative is head training, where the vines are usually subjected to cane pruning. The cordon is normally horizontal and can be unilateral (trained only to one side of the trunk) or bilateral (to both sides). See also cordon de royat and pruning .