Leaves - cooked. Young leaves are wrapped around other foods and then baked, they impart a pleasant flavour.Young tendrils - raw or cooked.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Vitis rotundifolia.
Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, December/January in a frame. These cuttings can be of wood 15 - 30cm long or they can be of short sections of the stem about 5cm long with just one bud at the top of the section. In this case a thin, narrow strip of the bark about 3cm long is removed from the bottom half of the side of the stem. This will encourage callusing and the formation of roots. Due to the size of these cuttings they need to be kept in a more protected environment than the longer cuttings.Layering.
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Plants climb by means of tendrils. They grow particularly well up elm trees. Cultivated for its edible fruit in N. America, there are some named varieties. Most plants are self-fertile, but there are some cultivars that only produce female flowers and require pollination. Any pruning should be carried out in winter when the plants are dormant otherwise they bleed profusely. Resistant to Phylloxera disease, a disease that almost destroyed the European grape crops. This species can be used as a rootstock in areas where the disease is prevalent and can also be used in breeding programmes with V. vinifera in order to impart resistance to that species. Plants are , however, susceptible to infestation by aphis.Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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