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Lecture 4: The Grape Family TreeHundreds of species in the Vitis GenusoThere is a division of true grapesmuscadinia and euvitis are the subspecies.The rest are species. So you would say “Vitis Californica”ooOffshoot of muscadine: handful species located just in North AmericaHowever, most of them are not even made of wine. A lot aren’t eveneatenYou’ll find them growing everywhereReally, none of them are used too muchoEurasianThis is a condensed amountthere are way moreVitus Vinifera:this is the 99% of wine productionThis is a European species from 10,000 years agoMighty morpheradapts rapidlyVitis AestivalsoVitis Labrusca: one of the main North American speciesFound primarily in Canada and the northeastern US
Although some grapes of this species are grown in South AmericaThe Concord variety is the best known subspecies, followed by theCatawba, Niagara, and the DelawareoConcord is best known as Jelly and grape juiceoUnfermented grape juice, especially during prohibitionThis is what Americans think of when you hear “grape flavor”Grapes from this species have a pronounces musty, grapey, foxy, candiedstrawberry/musty qualityEastern seaboard nativeoVitis Rupestriso*Boyer will talk about these Euvitis North American speciesVitis RotundifoliaMuscadinia North American speciesothe group as a whole is often referred to as MUSCADINE grapes, native to thesoutheastern and south-central US from Florida to Delaware, west to eastern

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Term
Spring
Professor
BOYER
Tags
Vitis, Grape varieties, Vitis rupestris, Vitis Rotundifolia, Vitis Genus

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