• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs occasional deep watering; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast-growing vine, grows 20 to 25 ft. each year.
    Key Feature:
    Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Vee-tiss vih-NIFF-er-ah
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast-growing vine, grows 20 to 25 ft. each year.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
    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 PlantsRaspberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa); Fig (Ficus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply, less frequently; supplement in extreme heat. Feed with an organic fertilizer from spring to midsummer. Provide a trellis or arbor as support. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs occasional deep watering; more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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.
    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.