Thompson Seedless Grape
Thompson Seedless Grape
Vitis vinifera 'Thompson Seedless'Item #7626 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
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Vigorous deciduous vine with bold-textured, deep green foliage. Grown for its large bunches of small, sweet, mild-flavored, green grapes. Good mid-season table grape.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Fast-growing vine to 20 to 25 ft. each year.Key Feature:EdibleBlooms:InconspicuousLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:VI-tisPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast-growing vine to 20 to 25 ft. each year.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:InconspicuousFlower color:GreenGarden styleMediterraneanDesign 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).
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory: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.