23 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Grapes

Whether you eat them raw or use them in wine production, grapes are an amazing fruit.

Knowing a few facts about grapes can help you impress friends at your next wine tasting or choose the best bunch during your trips to the supermarket.

People Have Been Cultivating Grapes for 8,000 Years

The review in Trends in Genetics also found that the oldest known cultivation of grapes by people occurred about 8,000 years ago in Georgia. 

You Can Grow Grapes Almost Anywhere in the Country

According to Better Homes and Gardens, grapes are hardy from USDA zone 5 through zone 9.

It Takes Many Grapes to Make Wine

It requires about 90 pounds of grapes to make five gallons or about 25 bottles of wine, according to WineMaker Magazine.

Grapes Are Actually Berries

According to Dictionary.com, the word “berry” actually meant “grape” in Old English. Today, a grape is still defined as a type of berry in botanical terms.

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