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Canopy is the name for all parts of the grapevine visible aboveground. It consists of the trunk and the deciduous wall, the arms, shoots and leaves of the grapevine. Often ‘canopy’ is used to specifically indicate the green foliage of the grapevine. The type of training method used, for example, guyot (cane pruning), cordon (spur pruning) or gobelet, determines the appearance of the canopy. In addition, the canopy can be trimmed or thinned to manage the microclimate (sun exposure, humidity, wind) to which the grapes (and grapevine) are exposed.


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