Wild Grapevine is the ancestor of numerous cultivars and hybrids and the only species which survived the period of the iceage in Central Europe. Unlike the cultivars it is very hardy and resistant against various kinds of fungal infections. It is native of moist soils in usually temporarily flooded woods alongside streams, where it has become incresingly rare due to ongoing destruction of its' habitats. It is a woody, deciduous, dioecious, fast growing climber with purple, when fully ripe edible, sweet-sour grapes in late summer above showy foliage turning bright yellow to red in autumn.
Sow flat in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Keep pots in a sheltered spot outside in winter. Transplant seedlings in spring before the new leaves emerge.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
10 seeds per package.