Grape (Vitis vinifera) in the Grapes Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Spread: 25 - 100 feet or more.
Fruit: Showy
Other: 1/4 to 1 inch grapes can be green, red, purple or purplish-black in color.
Flower Color: Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

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Conservation status: Least Concern
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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Dec 8, 2016 5:53 PM

My mother gifted me 6 grape vines when we first built our home. I long ago lost the "key" to the varieties, although my guess is they are all fairly common (she likely bought them from a big box nursery). The main trunks are getting pretty hefty, and I still am rather clueless about the best method of pruning. Some years I prune back really hard; other years I barely touch them. Some years the birds eat all the fruit; other years it's the bees, and still others I get a good harvest myself. I treat the grapes as an architectural feature rather than as a crop. We have twice had to rebuild the trellis, both times from having mature evergreens blow down on it. Despite being totally laid out, the grape vines themselves have weathered through wonderfully. Very hardy and long-lived plant. An added bonus - the supple prunings are a great source for wreaths or other crafts.

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