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Sangiovese Grape*

Vitis 'Sangiovese'

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Sangiovese Grape (Vitis 'Sangiovese') at Millcreek Gardens

Sangiovese Grape fruit

Sangiovese Grape fruit

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Description:

An Italian red wine grape that is early to bud, and requires a long season to ripen; use as a screen for arbors or winding along fences, requires regular pruning and full sun

Edible Qualities

Sangiovese Grape is a woody vine that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces clusters of royal blue round fruit with gray overtones which are usually ready for picking from mid to late fall. The fruits have a spicy taste and a juicy texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Juice-Making
  • Wine-Making

Features & Attributes

Sangiovese Grape has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn yellow in fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces abundant clusters of royal blue grapes with gray overtones in mid fall.

This is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and requires a special pruning regimen to reliably produce fruit; consult a specific reference guide or contact the store for proper pruning techniques. It is a good choice for attracting birds and bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Sangiovese Grape is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Sangiovese Grape will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it should be planted next to a fence, trellis or other rigid structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This woody vine has special growing requirements and as such is usually grown in its own special garden bed or area. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Screening  Garden  Orchard 
Applications
Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features