• Overview
    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
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:VI-tis
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast-growing vine to 20 to 25 ft. each year.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:Green
    Garden styleMediterranean
    Design IdeasGrow this grape over a shade arbor and let the fruit dangle. Drape over an arbor gate and along the top of fences to provide plenty of sunlight. Create wire and post grape vine treillage in the vineyard style for a larger plant and crop.
    Companion PlantsCreate a beautiful Mediterranean scheme with Hazel Spanish Lavender, (Lavandula stoechas 'Hazel'), Majestic Beauty Fruitless Olive, (Olea europea 'Monber'), Sweet Bay, (Laurus nobilis) and Jerusalem Sage, (Phlomis lanata).
  • Care
    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 & Lore
    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.
    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.