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botanical name:
Vitis 'Orion'
Vitis 'Orion' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Grapevine
family:  Vitaceae
characteristics: climber
height: 7.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light green
fruit colour: light green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Vigorous woody climber with rounded palmate leaves, 3 or 5 lobed. Bunches of green skinned grapes in autumn. Mid season ripening. Disease resistant variety.

cultivation:
Well drained, preferably neutral to slightly alkaline soil, but will grow in most soils. Reliable ripening of fruits needs long warm summers and good sunlight.
Restrain growth by pruning in summer. Hard prune in winter.

usage:
Fruit is good for wine making.

other notes:
Hybrid grape cutivar, bred by Dr. Gerhardt Alleweldt, Siebeldingen, Germany, 1964. A cross between 'Optima' and 'Villard Blanc'.

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