The Flame Grape Plant is one of the most popular grapes, prized for its excellent flavor. The vigorous deciduous vine with bold-textured, deep-green foliage produces medium-sized clusters of round, red, seedless fruit with a firm, crisp texture. An early season variety. 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. 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 On a trellis or arbor, add this grapevine to the hot, sunny garden and enjoy the early-season harvest, as well as the attractive foliage and winter silhouette of trunk and branch. Also works well as a fruit-bearing fence to enclose a kitchen garden.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Deciduous
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth Habit Climbing
Growth Rate Fast
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
Water Needs Low
Watering Needs Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.