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Shoot (Pruning Terminology)


Vegetative shoots have long internodes, do not bear flower buds, and usually grow erect on two-year-old wood. Fruiting shoots bear only flower buds; they are thin with short internodes and located at the end of fruiting branches. Mixed shoots are fruiting shoots with flower buds in the axils of leaves and the terminal bud(s) vegetative.