A vine SHOOT (or stem) that has turned from green to tannish-brown and has become hard and fibrous. Shoots turn to canes in the fall in order to withstand the oncoming winter. A vine’s canes will ultimately be pruned back, usually in the late winter. See PRUNING.


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