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Scientific Name: Vitis vinifera L.
Family: Vitaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-21
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Asia Minor

Growth Habits: Woody perennial, climbing vine

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water

Propagation: Cuttings, field budding, grafting

Varieties Adapted to the Low Deserts (Sunset zone 13)
Variety Zones (Sunset) Maturity Zone 13 Remarks
Cardinal 8,9,11-16,18-21 6/15-7/15 Clusters large to medium in size. Very large, seeded, cherry red berries become reddish black with maturity. Use for arbor or summer house. Spur pruned.
Exotic   6/15-7/15 Berries are black, large, seeded, crisp and sweet. Berry irregular to oval in shape and has large clusters. Ripen in July. Spur pruned.
Fantasty   July Large, black, seedless berry used for table or raisin. Excellent flavor. Ripens in July. Cane pruned.
Flame seedless 6-9,12-21 June Light red, seedless, crisp, sweet berry. Cool nights are required for full color development. Ripens June - July. Spur pruned.
Perlette 3,7-16,18-21 5/15-6/15 Pale green, round, crisp, juicy seedless medium sized berry. Larger than Thompson, unique flavor - mild aromatic in flavor. Spur pruned, ripens in June.
Ruby seedless 8,9,12-16,18-20 6/15-7/15 Dark red, sweet, crisp, excellent fresh or raisin. Ripens after Thompson seedless. Chilling requirement of 100 hours, self-fruitful. Ripens in June. Spur pruned.
Thompson seedless 8,9,11-14,18,19 6/15-7/15 Most popular grape. Green, seedless berry, fresh or raisin. Very sweet. Self-fruitful. Chilling requirement of 100 hours. Ripens mid June - July. Cane pruned.
Source: University of Arizona: Cooperative Extension

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