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Syrah Grape

Vitis 'Syrah'

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Syrah Grape (Vitis 'Syrah') at Roger's Gardens

Syrah Grape fruit

Syrah Grape fruit

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Height:  20 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Other Names:  Shiraz Grape

Description:

This popular red wine variety produces full, rich wines with intense color and flavor; use as a screen for arbors or winding along fences, requires regular pruning and full sun

Edible Qualities

Syrah Grape is a woody vine that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces clusters of deep purple round fruit with black overtones which are usually ready for picking in mid fall. The fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Juice-Making
  • Wine-Making

Features & Attributes

Syrah Grape has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn yellow in fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces abundant clusters of deep purple grapes with black overtones from early to mid fall.

This is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and requires a special pruning regimen to reliably produce fruit; consult a specific reference guide or contact the store for proper pruning techniques. It is a good choice for attracting birds and bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Syrah Grape is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Syrah Grape will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it should be planted next to a fence, trellis or other rigid structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This woody vine is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Screening  Garden  Orchard 
Applications
Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features