Vitis aestivalis

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Vitis aestivalis, Michx. (V. Nortoni, Prince. V. Labrusca var. aestivalis, Regel. V. bracteata and V. araneosus, Le Conte). Summer, Bunch, or Pigeon Grape. Strong tall-climbing vine, with medium short internodes, thick diaphragms, and often pubescent petioles: lvs. mostly large, thinnish at first but becoming rather thick, ovate-cordate to round-cordate in outline, the sinus either deep (the basal lobes often overlapping) or broad and open, the limb always lobed or prominently angled, the lobes either 3 or 5, in the latter case the lobal sinuses usually enlarged and rounded at the extremity, the apex of the lf. broadly and often obtusely triangular, the upper surface dull and becoming glabrous and the under surface retaining a covering of copious rusty or red-brown pubescence which clings to the veins and draws together in many small, tufty masses: stamens in fertile fls. reflexed and laterally bent: clusters mostly long and long-peduncled, not greatly branched or even nearly simple (mostly interrupted when in flower), bearing small (1/3 in. or less diam.), black, glaucous berries, which have a tough skin and a pulp ranging from dryish and astringent to juicy and sweet; seeds 2-4, medium size (1/4 in. or less long). S. N. Y. to Cent. Fla. and westward to the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.—A marked type readily distinguished from other species by the reddish fuzz of the under side of the lvs.

Var. Bourquiniana, Bailey (V. Bourquiniana, Munson). A domestic offshoot, represented in such cult. varieties as Herbemont and Le Noir, differing from V. aestivalis in its mostly thinner lvs. which (like the young shoots) are only slightly red-brown below, the pubescence mostly cinerous or dun-colored or the under surface sometimes blue-green: berries large and juicy, black or amber-colored.—A mixed type, much cult S. It is probably exotic, but may have been modified by hybridization. Probably to be associated botanically with V. vinifera.

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