Vitis vinifera like all grapevines grow as a climbing shrub. They do this by tendrils. The advantage of growing in this sort of pattern leads to more surface area. More surface area leads to more light be obtained which leads to more nutrients.

                                   ;climing shrub 

Another adaptation used is cross breeding. Many gardeners who like to grow grapes will is use V. vinifera and another species of grape to produce an even better one with character tics right for the region they live in.  For example V. vinifera is a very good wine grape and other grapes can withstand cooler temperature are cross breed together to make a better species that can produce good wine but also live in cooler states.


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