green grapes September 2015 garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest

Great Grapes

Woo-hoo!!
This year our grape-vine has produced grapes!  It’s thrilling.

green grapes September 2015 garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins 2012

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.

Nope.

Whatever variety of grape this is, it is capable of producing a wonderfully sweet, juicy eating grape.

green grapes September 2015 garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins 2015

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…

 

green grapes September 2015 weight garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

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.

Cheers      🙂

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2 thoughts on “Great Grapes”

    1. 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… ?!?!?

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