Plant growth is commonly understood to be determined by current temperature. Using a free-air cooling and heating system in the field, Keller and Tarara (pp. 131–141) show that much of the seasonal variation in shoot growth, shoot architecture and leaf-area development in Vitis vinifera may be introduced by bud-level differences in temperature around the time of budbreak.
M. Keller, J. M. Tarara, 2010, 'Warm spring temperatures induce persistent season-long changes in shoot development in grapevines', Annals of Botany, vol. 106, no. 1, pp. 131-141 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcq091