Vitis labrusca 'Catawba'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||VI-tis luh-BRUS-kuh|
|Lore||It is believed that the European grape originated in Asia Minor, probably around Turkey, from a wild plant that produced small fruit. Over millennia it was selected for ever larger fruit to eventually produce the array of wine grapes cultivated today.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing vine; grows 20 to 25 ft. each year.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Grapes can grow wherever there is direct sun and sufficient air circulation. They're traditionally trained overhead onto shade arbors over outdoor living spaces. Also popular for training along fence lines and up over arbor gateways. May be cultivated on standard wire trellis used in commercial vineyards.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Excellent Fruit for Juicing|
Easily grown in deep, loamy, humus-rich, well-drained soil, but quite adaptable. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize every 6 to 8 weeks until midsummer. Provide trellis or arbor support. Prune annually in winter to control size.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8