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Grape

Grape

Grape Vine Plants

Grape is one of a cluster of berries of the vines of about 60 species of plants of the genus Vitis. There are a large number of varieties and even more grapevine cultivars, producing grapes that can be crimson, black, dark blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink. So-called white grapes are green in color, although they are actually derived from the purple grape.

Grape Facts

Almost all grapes in the world come from cultivars of Vitis vinifera, or Common Grape vine, native to the Mediterranean and Central Asia. Relatively minor amounts of grapes come from American and Asian species including Vitis labrusca, or Fox Grape, that includes the famous Concord Grape cultivar, Vitis riparia, the wild Riverbank Grape or Frost Grape, native to the Eastern U.S. and up to Quebec, Vitis rotundifolia, or Muscadine, native to the Southeastern United States, and Vitis amurensis, the Amur Grape, the most important Asian species.

Grape Farms

It may be possible to find any grape farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Grape Stories

Contest will name new Cornell grape
Scientists at Cornell University are bringing a new seedless table grape to market and they're inviting the public to help name it. This isn't the first time that Cornell has drawn upon the creativity of the public in naming a grape. But since that ... WXXI News [ story ]

Why Grape Ice Cream Is Impossible to Find | Reader's Digest
Ever wonder why you can find grape ice pops, but not grape ice cream? Here's your answer! Reader's Digest [ story ]

Cold spring leaves French grape harvest headed for historic low
The Mediterranean region was hit by a problem of a different variety as wind and rain caused the phenomenon of “coulure” where grapes, most notably the grenache variety in the Rhone valley, fail to develop properly after vines have flowered. But wine ... The Guardian [ story ]


Photo - Bailey-Lane Nursery - Whitmore, California

Selected Species

Amur Grape
Common Grape
Fox Grape
Muscadine
Riverbank Grape

Selected Cultivars

Concord Grape

 
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