Garden Alphabet: Grape (Vitis vinifera)

Garden Alphabet: Grape (Vitis vinifera)

These grapes were growing on a neighbors fence along our usual  evening walking route. There are a few others, but this one seems to be producing best. It is always great to see food products growing in the neighborhood, but also a bit of a disappointment when they go unharvested. These look to be well tended, though, so I assuming the homeowner is planning on this bounty for their own table.

Garden Alphabet: Grape | A Gardener's Notebook with Douglas E. Welch

Grape (Vitis vinifera)

Vitis vinifera (Common Grape Vine) is a species of Vitis, native to the Mediterranean region, central Europe, and southwestern Asia, from Morocco and Portugal north to southern Germany and east to northern Iran.[1]

 It is a liana growing to 35 yards tall, with flaky bark. The leaves are alternate, palmately lobed, 5–20 cm long and broad. The fruit is aberry, known as a grape; in the wild species it is 6 mm diameter and ripens dark purple to blackish with a pale wax bloom; in cultivated plants it is usually much larger, up to 3 cm long, and can be green, red, or purple (black). The species typically occurs in humid forests and streamsides. — Wikipedia.org

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