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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden
  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    This southern grape must be harshly pruned to keep it in check and producing vigorously. They are best used as table grapes, or for jams and jellies. If left unattended, it will rapidly take over your garden.

    Latin Name

    Vitis rotundifolia


    Family

    Vitaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruits
    Vines

    Seasons

    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 100'
    Max Spread: 100'

    Uses

  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Dry Soil
  • Erosion

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern and southcentral United States


    History

    Throughout his lifetime, Washington experimented with a large variety of grape plants from different regions.


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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