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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



Type of Plant

Fruits Fruits
Vines Vines


Fall Fall


Max height Max Height: 100'
Max spread Max Spread: 100'


  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


  • Dry Soil
  • Erosion

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds Birds


    Native Range

    Southeastern and southcentral United States


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

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden Lower Garden

  • Upper Garden
  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b

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