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.
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