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Vitis riparia

Riverbank Grape

  • Vitis riparia

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Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia (Hrvatska), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Growing Info

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 

Explore the wonders of the Vitis riparia, or Riverbank Grape, a versatile and robust addition to America's rich natural flora. This native trailing vine thrives from Quebec to Texas, and Montana to New England. It's long-lived, reaching high into the canopies of the tallest trees and blossoming in late Spring. Noted for its attractive small, seeded, juicy, blue-black berries, the riparia grape offers a vinous flavor. Its sour, herbaceous taste is relished by myriad wildlife, including songbirds, gamebirds and mammals.
It favors exposed locations with ample sun and fertile soils, such as riverbanks and forest clearings. Its impressive disease resistance and cold hardiness make it a stellar option for grafting onto Vitis vinifera, or domesticated grapevines. It’s also been invaluable within grape breeding programs, lending hardy genes to vulnerable species. Despite its berry's susceptibility to bird predation and its juice's high acidity, the Riverbank Grape's strengths prove numerous, including its utility in wine production and the creation of homemade jellies and jams.

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