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A New placement for the trellis

Lori

By Lori


A New placement for the trellis

The grape ivy is going rampant and needed to be trained away from the front door...



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Isn't grape ivy an indoor plant? Will you cut it down and keep it frostfree or buy a plug in spring?

18 Jul, 2016

 

This is Vitus concord. It's a very hardy grape which will survive to minus 30 C if properly established and protected by growing on a house wall. Mine is growing on a N.E. exposure but I have other vines growing on the south end of the old barn and on a south facing trellis near the veggie patch. I actually have little grapes this year!

19 Jul, 2016

 

If I had more space I might have tried to grow it.
Are they desert grapes or better for wine or juicing?

19 Jul, 2016

 

The grapes tend to be small (about thumbnail size) at first and will never be huge like the more tender grapes. They ripen to a dark blue/red and the ones that ripened at the other garden were medium sweet but so small that there seemed more stone than flesh. I could see them used for wine but my fave use is grape jelly! mmmm.... delicious flavour.

19 Jul, 2016



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