Wine Grape
Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'

Family: Vitaceae (vee-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vitis (VEE-tiss) (Info)
Species: vinifera (vih-NIFF-er-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Purpurea

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Bronze-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Anselmo, California

San Jose, California

Sparks, Nevada

Silverton, Oregon

Berryville, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

5
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 5, 2014, kathy__bee from Plano, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

The best tasting grape jelly EVER if you live in the south and have long warm summers. Small grapes with very sweet, wild flavor. Beautiful deep maroon leaves in fall. Easily trained, easy to grow.

Positive

On Sep 27, 2011, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have had this vine for years, and I LOVE the fruit! It has many seeds, but my husband strains the fruit to make jelly, and it tastes super good! A "grapey' tasting as it gets!

Positive

On Mar 24, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

No fruit yet, because my plant is too small. It's been growing steadily, and has very attractive foliage, though.

Positive

On Sep 29, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Wonderful rich purple leaves on a compact ornamental grape vine becoming dark purple in autumn. Excellent for espalier and trellis. Small fruits in early fall. Some folks actually like the fruits, I've read.

Positive

On Jun 16, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

The botanical name is ironic, considering the plant's fruit is described as "tasteless" and "inedible". But this slow-growing vine has beautiful foliage which makes it worth growing for purely ornamental value.