Riverbank Grape Vitis riparia

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Botanical Name:

Vitis riparia

Family:

Vitaceae

Genus:

Vitis

Species:

riparia

Common Name:

Riverbank Grape

Height:
50-60 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 180 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* It is a native American climbing or trailing vine, widely distributed from Quebec to Texas, and Montana to New England. It is long-lived and capable of reaching into the upper canopy of the tallest trees.
* V. riparia blooms in May or June and produces a small 6–15 mm blue-black berry ( grape ) with a bloom, seeded, juicy, edible, vinous in flavor, lacking the "foxy" characteristics of Vitis labrusca , but usually quite sour and herbaceous . more...
* Relished by songbirds, gamebirds, waterfowl and mammals. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov