Vitis arizonica      
Arizona Canyon grape    
Vitaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: vine; woody perennial
Seasonality: deciduous
Size: sprawling, climbs; may cover entire trees
Leaves: alternate, dark green, broadly heart-shaped, coarsely toothed; 6in long by 4.75in wide
Flowers: blooms April - July; greenish white; regulare, very small with 4 or 5 petals, 1 pistil; male and female flowers on separate plants
Fruit: edible grapes; berrylike; purple when ripe
Stems/Trunks: woody vine with tendrils
Range/Origin: Arizona and throughout the Southwest from 2000 to 7000 feet; riparian areas
Hardiness: cold hardy

Vitis arizonica
Arizona canyon grape


Research by Master Gardener Linda Drew

grap leaf
leaf on Vitis arizonica
Wild species; cultivation information not well documented.
Birds love it. Coyotes also eat grapes.
Grapes have been used for making jelly, wine and juice.

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