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Three days ago I was telling you how we miserably failed at growing grapes -‘ The grapevines are long gone, they were a sad experiment’.  My husband comes in yesterday from mowing and tells me we’ve a grapevine down by our front gate.  A big one.  How is it we’ve never noticed this before and how the heck did it get there?  How long has it been established to have gotten this big?  Are there any vineyardists (is that a word?) out there who can help me at least figure this out?  I expect it’s 25-30 feet long.  What kind of grapes are we growing and do I need to put paper bags over them to keep them from the deer?  I’m sure time will answer those questions for sure.  How exciting!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Knickers
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 08:46:55

    I’ll get the hubs to take a peek. He’s a winemaker and might be able to give you some info.


  2. Knickers
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 14:02:27

    Here’s what he said… “Not sure what it could be. There are so many possibilities. Don’t worry about covering the fruit as they do need good air flow so that they do not rot or get mildew on them. Most likely it is a native grape that has been growing for about 2 or 3 years and hidden until now.”


  3. Connie
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 14:07:20

    Thanks so much, Knickers! Our native grapes aren’t very exciting but I’ll turn them into something fabulous if we can harvest at least three pounds this Fall. I really appreciate you checking with him. 🙂


  4. Tracy
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 06:11:06

    A super great find!


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