Kniffin system

Knif·​fin system | \ ˈnifə̇n- \

Definition of Kniffin system

: a system or method of training grapevines whereby a trunk is carried to the upper of two braced supporting wires along which the annually renewed fruiting canes are tied and from which the bearing branches are allowed to hang down

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History and Etymology for Kniffin system

after William Kniffin, 19th century American horticulturist

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“Kniffin system.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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