Flame Seedless Grape
Flame Seedless Grape
Vitis vinifera 'Flame Seedless'Item #7621 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
Vigorous deciduous vine with bold-textured, deep-green foliage. Grown for its medium-size clusters of round red berries of firm, crisp texture. Excellent flavor. Ripens early season.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast-growing vine grows 20 to 25 ft. each year.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:Vee-tiss vih-NIFF-er-ahPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:5 - 11, 14 - 22, 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast-growing vine grows 20 to 25 ft. each year.Special features:Bird Friendly, Edible, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.Flower color:GreenDesign 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 PlantsBlackberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Fig (Ficus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in deep, loamy, humus-rich, well-drained soil, but quite adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with an organic fertilizer from spring to midsummer. Provide trellis or arbor support. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
- 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. 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.