Grapevine horizontal string (Guyota).
It is a very popular form in vineyards. The bush stretches over the scaffolding. They can also be led against the wall. Cutting is simple and easy.
Properly strong shrub, so we prune at least three-year-olds this way, to stay 2 skids. We cut one of them shortly, on 2 mesh, the second is 6-9 stitches long. Both skids should grow out of the stump at a height of approx 30 cm from the ground.
After cutting, the longer section of the skid is bent to the level and attached to the wire in this position (Lynx.).
Lynx. Horizontal cord after spring cut; a section of the skid with six eyelets bent horizontally and tied to a wire, the second section of the runner trimmed to 2 mesh.
Shoots emerge from the eyes, which we run vertically, and when they have 2 or 3 bunches, cut them off 3-4 leaves above the top bunch (Lynx.).
Lynx. Horizontal cord after the first summer cut; shoots grown from a horizontal skid, tied to wires and trimmed on 3 leaves above the second cluster, on the left side vertical replacement shoots tied to a stake
We systematically cut out the stepchildren appearing in the summer.
From the other cut, they grow shortly 2 shoots, which we tie to the stake. These are the so-called replacement shoots. One of them will be cut out for next year, the other bent will form a horizontal arm.
Horizontal two-arm cord
A two-arm horizontal cord is a very suitable form for naturally growing varieties (Lynx.).
Lynx. Horizontal two-armed cord after making a summer cut.
To receive it, we leave it on a strong bush 2 Frame sections trimmed to 6-9 stitches and two sections trimmed to 2 mesh. Bend the long bed in two opposite directions and tie it to the wire. We lead the shoots growing from the skid vertically upwards. Trimmed sections of the skids, temporary shoots will sprout shortly, which will be used in the next year to form the horizontal arms. We perform summer cutting in the same way as when guiding a single-arm cord.