vara y pulgar

English translation: stick and thumb

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Spanish term or phrase:vara y pulgar
English translation:stick and thumb
Entered by: Justin Peterson

19:53 Nov 5, 2019
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Wine / Oenology / Viticulture / Cava
Spanish term or phrase: vara y pulgar
The authorised vine training systems are:
• Traditional goblet-trained
• Trellis-trained:
✓ with a single or double wire
✓ with single or dual vara y pulgar (stick and thumb).

Is there a standard translation for this vine training configuration?
Justin Peterson
Spain
Local time: 12:28
stick and thumb
Explanation:
Whether there is another term for it, I have no idea, but I'll stick to my guns and give this one the thumbs up :-)
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neilmac
Spain
Local time: 12:28
Grading comment
OK, though perhaps some quotes would be in order: "stick and thumb"
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4 +2stick and thumb
neilmac


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stick and thumb


Explanation:
Whether there is another term for it, I have no idea, but I'll stick to my guns and give this one the thumbs up :-)


Example sentence(s):
  • "In wintertime, when the plants are at rest, vines are pruned or ... uses a method called vara y pulgar or stick and thumb,..."

    https://www.sherrynotes.com/2015/background/vine-growing-vara-pulgar/
    https://www.sherry.wine/news/10-facts-about-sherry-vineyard
neilmac
Spain
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 44
Grading comment
OK, though perhaps some quotes would be in order: "stick and thumb"

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Daniel Coria: http://aboutsherry.info/viticulture_en
1 min
  -> :)

agree  Marie Wilson: It seems to be specific to the area
1 hr
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