brutting
 n.— «Most of the flowers develop on short spurs made on older stems and it is because of this that commercial growers carry out a pruning technique known as “brutting” in late summer. The strong new growth at the ends of the branches is snapped to help develop more spur growth and better flowers—this is then pruned off later in the winter.» —“Just nuts about hazel!” Huddersfield Daily Examiner (England) Oct. 11, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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