How to grow Grape vine

Grape vine plant grow and care – vine of the genus Vitis and also known as Grapevine or Vitis vinifera, Grape vine plant perennial deciduous plant, grow for the edible fruits and leaves, also can be used as ornamental plant for hedge or for summer shade, grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-11 and with the right care and cultivar in hardiness zone 12a.

Grape vine plant edible leaves and fruits

Leaves with noticeable veins, 3-5 lobes and serrated edge.

Flowers are small and green growing in a cluster.

Fruit rind color can be: purple, pink, green or yellow, the inner fruit is purple or green, the purple grapes are sweet or sour.

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How to grow Grape vine plant growing and care:

Trellising a vine, sulfur

How to care:
Fertilizer at least once a year, prune the plant once a year

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction – Cutting / Seeds

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes need to use vegetative reproduction it’s ensure the quality of the fruits, some cultivars needed to graft to make the plants resistant to pests or to be fit for different soil

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Big amount of pests and disease for the fruits but there are varieties that are more resist to pests

Planting season:
Winter to spring in hardiness zone 4-10a, winter to summer in hardiness zone 10b-12a, in hardiness zone 11a-12a possible also in the autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, fungal, gall

Pruning season:
Winter and possible after the fruits

How to prune:
Recommend to keep the plant small for easy harvest, the fruits grow on new stems, also in some cultivars better to trim all the leaves in fruits season

Size of the plant?
2-10 m, 6-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing to medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water to big amount of water, some cultivars possible small amount and can grow in the desert 80-100mm per year

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, possible in half shade but will yield less

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No, but possible to grow on window ledge

Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot or containers:
Yes, depend the cultivars, size of the container minimum 25L (5 gallons) to 50L (10 gallons), soil need to switch every few years when the root ball arrive to size of the container or switch to bigger or cut part of the roots and the branches, season to switch soil will be in the winter better in the mid of the winter, decide the height of the trunk and every year in the winter cut to the same size, need to put more fertilizer than in the ground and will be limited amount of fruits that depend on the size of the container and

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small green flowers growing in a clusters

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to the firsts years

Pollination is done by:
Bees, self-pollination

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn, the season depend of the cultivars

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Grape vine plant fruits?
Wine, eat raw, juice, cakes

Work requirements on the fruit:
Clean the leaves next to the fruits

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years, from seeds take longer 4-6 years

Vegetative Reproduction


How to make Vegetative Reproduction?
Cutting, bending the branch on the soil and cover with soil

The best time for vegetative reproduction:
Better end of the winter beginning of the spring, but possible all the year with the right condition

How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
From the beginning of the growth of the first leaf 2-6 weeks

What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Grape vine plant?
Moist and regular treatment for fully grown plant

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer, better to harvest young leaves, in autumn usually that leaves are old and not good enough be in hardiness zone 10b-10a sometimes there is young and tender leaves

How to harvest the leaves?
Young leaves but fully grown, cut the leaves in the base of the leaf and take out the leaf stem, possible also mature leaves but will be more fibrous and need to treat them differently

Information about leaves:
Leaves size 4-15cm with veins in the bottom, 3-5 lobes and serrated in the edge

Uses of Grape vine plant leaves:
Vine leaves (Stuffed leaves), cooked, possible to keep the leaves preserved or frosen

Scientific name:

Vitis vinifera

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