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A strange red tree thing

Observed: 14th May 2011 By: peaceloveepeacelovee’s reputation in Plants

I found this in my grandparents garden. I think it's a grape vine??

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Grape-vine (Vitis vinifera) interacts


Chalkie's picture

What did it say on the label?

Other than 'grow your own'...

peacelovee's picture

It actually didn't say what

It actually didn't say what it was!

Chalkie's picture

Very helpful!

Well it does look like some sort of vine. I presume the red stuff is grafting wax, to seal a graft between two plants - the base plant may be stronger-growing (or possibly dwarfing) or resistant to disease, and the top plant will produce the flowers or fruit that the grower wants.

Chalkie's picture

I have just noticed...

Close-up of the full photo shows the label to say 'Riesling Grap...' Riesling being a wine, and Grap... being the beginning of grape, I think you have your answer!

(Presumably this thread has been woken up by martinjohnbishop adding an agreement to the id. For some reason, I decided to look at the picture again - why on earth I didn't look properly the first time, I've no idea!)

Enjoy the wine! One day, maybe...

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Just got to Vitales

while going through my Angiosperm pictures.