Many types of fruit grow on vines, most famously grapes and melons, but also more exotic fruits such as kiwis, dragon fruit and passion fruit. Tomatoes are also well-known vine fruits, although many people tend to think of them as vegetables.Know More
Fruit vines grow in a variety of ways. Some vines grow outward, spreading horizontally while staying close to the ground. Other vines grow upward and require a trellis or building to support them. Vine plants are found throughout the world, but depending on a region's climate and soil quality, different vine fruits may be more or less common.
Grapes are one of the most famous vine fruits. Trained on a support system such as a tree or fence, they can grow very tall. Grapes can be used to make wine or be eaten directly off the vine.
Melon plants grow on a vine close to the ground, spreading outward throughout the season. Commonly cultivated melons include watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe.
Other vine fruits are dragon fruit and passion fruit, two more exotic plants found in hot environments. These vines produce fruit quickly. A well-cared for passion fruit vine can grow up to 20 feet per year, while dragon fruits can be harvested up to six times per year.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Strawberries look like they grow on vines; however, strawberry plants grow on runners, which are daughter plants that appear to be vines. These daughter plants assist the strawberries in spreading across the garden space.Full Answer >
According to The Ohio State University Horticulture and Crop Science extension, it takes grapes three years from their first planting to mature enough to bear fruit. Once established, grapes will continue to be productive for 40 years or more.Full Answer >
Some common symbolic meanings for grapes include charity, wrath and abundance. Famously, these meanings are used in the Bible and the well-known song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." They are also used in the book "The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck.Full Answer >
The best way to tell if a passion fruit is ripe is by looking at the fruit's skin color; a purple-skinned passion fruit is considered to be ripe. If the passion fruit's skin has any green tint to it, it is not ripe yet. For the best-tasting passion fruit, wait until the skin wrinkles a bit, as the fruit will have a sweeter flavor.Full Answer >