Summer Grape – 7/12/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/12/20

Observation Time: 7:15 p.m.

Observation Location: along Gavins Pond Road

Common Name: Summer Grape

Scientific Name: Vitis aestivalis

Comments: Vitis aestivalis, the summer grape, or pigeon grape, is a species of grape native to eastern North America from southern Ontario east to Maine, west to Oklahoma, and south to Florida and Texas. It is a vigorous vine, growing to 10 m or more high in trees.

Unlike most other species in genus Vitis, V. aestivalis does not propagate well through dormant cuttings. This has been a limiting factor for its use in commercial viticulture despite the species’ promising oenological characteristics.

More Information: Wikipedia