Water Shoot

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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water shoot, a shoot that arises from the wood of the vine, not from buds left at pruning. In fact they mostly arise from basal buds embedded in the wood and are generally not fruitful. Suckers are a type of water shoot which arise at the base of the trunk at or below soil level.