Mustang Grape

Mustang GrapeVitis mustangensis Buckl.

Whole plant

Family : Vitaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Cool

Mustang Grape is a high climbing vine that grows in the South Texas Plains and Edwards Plateau. It can grow up to 40 feet long. The crimson flowers grow in clusters which are between 2 and 3 inches long. The fruits mature between June and August and are clustered in groups of 3 to 12 and are about 1/2 inch to 7/8 inch in size. The fruits are black or very dark red in color and can irritate the mouth if the skin is not removed. Mustang Grape is generally free from disease and is well adapted to heat. Its dark green leaves are between 2 1/2 to 5 inches long and are covered with small white hairs. The leaves have an inverted-saucer shape and give the appearance of a shingled roof when the foliage is dense.

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