Thompson Seedless Grape
Vitis vinifera 'Thompson Seedless'
Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||Vee-tiss vih-NIFF-er-ah|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing vine; grows 20 to 25 ft. each year.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Grow 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.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Sustainable|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
Easily grown in deep, loamy, humus-rich, well-drained soil, but quite adaptable. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with an organic fertilizer from spring to midsummer. Provide sturdy trellis or arbor support. Prune annually to control size.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9