Latent buds

Related to Latent buds: axillary bud, lateral bud, bud scale scar
(Bot.) buds which remain undeveloped or dormant for a long time, but may eventually grow.

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Bud fruitfulness is a term to describe the presence of one or more inflorescence primordial in latent buds that is estimated before or after budbreak, and it is used as an indicative of the potential production (DRY, 2000; SOMMER et al., 2000).
(2016) water status, especially water stress, is also a major factor that has an impact on the grapevine flowering process, in particular on latent bud fruitfulness.
Unless new growth can emerge from below ground, latent buds (some plants have the capacity, many others do not) the plant will die.
And if we do it with care, it may sprout again from some of the latent buds.
In either case, new trunks will need to be developed, and this will require retraining from shoots that originate from uninjured portions of the vine near the graft union (assuming there are live, latent buds in the graft region of the scion).
2 For injured vines with live, latent buds in the graft region of the scion, bring up as many as five or six shoots as possible renewal trunks.
This process encourages the plant to make new growth elsewhere when the flow of sap is diverted to latent buds concealed beneath the bark.
Give them a little nitrogen (fish emulsion) in the fall; that's when strawberries develop latent buds for the following spring.
You may save the plant by pruning it right back to encourage latent buds to sprout at ground level.