Grape taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Grape fruit (Vitis vinifera) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Grape as it is a combination of genus (Vitis) and species (Vitis vinifera). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Grape is Vitaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Grape
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Grape that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Grape Facts are:
- If left alone, a grapevine can spread 50 feet and even more.
- There are more than 8,000 varieties of grape worldwide.
- They are available in 7 different colors: red, green, white, black, purple, blue and golden.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz and Zinfandel. It is not available in seedless variety.