Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Some buds on grapevines can remain dormant indefinitely, but when conditions are just right these latent buds may become active and push out from the older, woody tissue where they have been snoozing. The mini inflorescence in the photograph was apparently very impatient to do something this spring, as it budded out from this vines trunk, just above the graft union, without any leaves for companionship. Hope it doesn't get too comfortable because it's coming off tomorrow. Sorry buddy!