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Twisty Grapes


Winding grapes (Vitis flexuosa) - graceful, very variable with long, thin, winding shoots; shoots at a young age are rusty milk, later with a rare bristly pubescence.

Long antennae, intermittently distributed on the shoot, are well developed.

The shape of the leaves is wide-triangular-ovate, 5-10 cm long. Usually the leaves are whole, sometimes angularly 3-lobed.

Above, they are dark green, shiny, below lighter, in adulthood, naked, thin, but dense. Dioecious plant.

Cylindrical clusters of fruits on a thin long, weak-haired stalk. Black berries with a diameter of 5-8 mm, juicy.

Naturally winding grapes grow on the peninsula of Korea, in China, Japan. In culture since 1880.

In the CIS, it freezes in Gorky, in Bryansk, at the Forest-Steppe experimental station in the Lipetsk region, bears fruit, winter-hardy, sometimes freezes slightly, in Voronezh, Kiev, Lviv, Truskovets, Uzhgorod, in Sukhumi bears fruit.

Vititis flexuosa

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It is decorated with long, thin, winding shoots with antennae and clusters of black berries.

An elegant vine with a height of 5-8 m with long, thin, winding shoots, climbing with the help of twisted long stem antennae. Shoots at a young age are rusty-pubescent, later - naked. The leaves are simple, heart-shaped, often narrowed to the apex, usually whole, sometimes knotty three-lobed, dark green above, lighter below, with rare pubescence along the main veins. The leaf blade is naked, shiny. pretty dense. The flowers are small, inconspicuous, fragrant, collected in racemose inflorescences. It blooms in June and July. Cylindrical clusters of fruits are located on a thin, long, weak-haired pedicle. The berries are black, 5-8 mm in diameter, black, ripen in late September-October.

Optimal growing conditions:

Photophilous, tolerates slight shading.

It prefers fertile, well-drained, moist, loamy, or loamy soils with a slightly acidic or neutral reaction.

Recommended landing in sheltered from cold winds, sunny places.

It is recommended that in the first years after planting, mulching the root system for the winter and light shelter.

In the spring, it is recommended to carry out sanitary pruning to remove broken, frozen and damaged shoots.

It responds well to dressing.

It is used for vertical gardening of walls, arbors. arches, pergola, fences.

Winter hardiness in adulthood is high. At a young age, freezing of shoots in severe winters is possible; winter-hardiness increases with age.

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