XfrogPlants Grape Vine 3D model
Grape Vine ( Vitis vinifera )
Height : 114cm to 197 cm included
Origin : Southeastern Europe, Middle East
Environment : Hillsides, in full sun
Climate : Warm, temperate. Dry
The Grape Vine (a.k.a. European Vine) was already cultivated by Sumerians 5000 years ago. In Caucasian Europe the plant was cultivated for food, while in Mediterranean Europe it was cultivated for the wine.Today, the original European Vine is almost extinct because of a roots disease. So farmers grafted European Vine into the roots of American Vine, and thanks to this 'surgery' we are still able to drink and enjoy wine today. Spain, France, Italy and Turkey are the nations that dedicate the widest areas to the grape cultivation. 71% of world grape production is used for wine, 27% as fresh fruit, and a small 2% as dried fruit.