This year our grape-vine has produced grapes! It’s thrilling.
Most years we get 1 or 2 clusters of teeny-tiny grapes… and honestly, I thought that it was just the way this particular variety of grape made fruit.
Whatever variety of grape this is, it is capable of producing a wonderfully sweet, juicy eating grape.
When I picked my first cluster, he weight of it astounded me. I just had to check it out on the kitchen scale – –
2.5 pounds !!!
Can you believe it?
And they’re tasty, too!
Now it would be nice to know what we did differently this year…
Was it because C didn’t winter prune the vine as hard as he usually does?
… or because we had an especially sunny summer?
… or because there was less competition for water & nutrients in the planting bed this year?
Perhaps there’s a good reason this area is marketed as the Wine Islands.
2 thoughts on “Great Grapes”
Maybe because there were no tomatoes fighting for the nutrients in the soil C.
That was a big clue for me too…but now I’ve heard grapes are great all over the lower island this year, so perhaps it isn’t anything we did… ?!?!?