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© 2015

Taming the Wild Grape

Botany and Horticulture in the Vitaceae

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jean Gerrath, Usher Posluszny, Lewis Melville
    Pages 1-21
  3. Jean Gerrath, Usher Posluszny, Lewis Melville
    Pages 23-43
  4. Jean Gerrath, Usher Posluszny, Lewis Melville
    Pages 45-64
  5. Jean Gerrath, Usher Posluszny, Lewis Melville
    Pages 65-101
  6. Jean Gerrath, Usher Posluszny, Lewis Melville
    Pages 103-114
  7. Jean Gerrath, Usher Posluszny, Lewis Melville
    Pages 115-169
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 171-194

About this book

Introduction

This book places grapes in the context of their family, the Vitaceae, analyzing the relationship of the family to other angiosperms and the interrelationships and characteristics of its genera. The text includes a brief history of grape growing, with emphasis on North America, and an illustrated life history of grape, following the two-year cycle from bud initiation to fruit maturity. Along with the history of agricultural practices, this book discusses the history of grapevine identification in North America, concluding with descriptions and illustrations of 30 important North American cold climate cultivars. Through illuminating analysis and illustrations, Taming the Wild Grape serves as a general resource for understanding the growth, development, life history, and identification of grapes and the Vitaceae.

Keywords

Vitis grape breeding grapes identification morphology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of Northern Iowa Department of BiologyCedar FallsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Molecular and Cellular BioUniversity of Guelph Department of Molecular and Cellular BioGuelphCanada
  3. 3.Department of BotanyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

About the authors

Dr. Jean M. Gerrath
Professor Emeritus
University of Northern Iowa
Department of Biology
70 Dumbarton St.
Guelph, ON N1E 3T6

Dr. Usher Posluszny
University of Guelph
Molecular and cellular Biology
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“This is a well written reference book designed for grape geeks. It is also very well illustrated with both color and black & white photos. This is a very detailed but concise book describing the morphology and growth characteristics of the Vitaceae family and Vitis Genus. … Anyone considering themselves a viticulture professional should consider having this book in their library.” (Wine Grower News, Issue 330, March, 2016)