Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast-growing vine to 20 to 25 ft. each year.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Edible
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:VI-tis
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:5 - 11, 14 - 22, 24
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast-growing vine to 20 to 25 ft. each year.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Flower color:Green
Design IdeasOn a trellis or arbor, add this grapevine to the hot, sunny garden and enjoy the early-season harvest, as well as the attractive foliage and winter silhouette of trunk and branch. Also works well as a fruit-bearing fence to enclose a kitchen garden.
Companion PlantsCreate a beautiful and fruitful combination of Flame Seedless Grape (Vitis Vinifera 'Ruby Seedless'), Dwarf Pomegranate (Punica granatum 'Nana') and citrus such as Improved Meyer Lemon (Citrus limon 'Improved Meyer').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
This genus, named by Linnaeus from the Latin for life, vitae, because of its connection to wine, the most important beverage of the ancient world. It's generally accepted that the grape originated in Asia Minor, probably around Turkey from a wild plant that produced much smaller fruit. Over time vines were selected for larger fruit suited to both wine making and table grapes. It was not until 1900 in California that the first seedless table grape was developed by W. Thompson. Since then, Flame has proved to be second in popularity to Thompson seedless.
Lore:
The grape was a primarily agricultural crop of the Romans who refined the art of wine making by collecting cultivars from its Empire to develop improved vineyard varieties.