Saturday, 1 November 2008

Strange Fruit.....

The grapes on my rambling grapevine were very late ripening this year, due to the miserable summer-that-never-was, and now we have had some severe frosts, all the leaves have suddenly fallen off the vine this week, but before the grapes have all gone.

This has given it a sadly bedraggled appearance, but no doubt one that will appeal to the birds.

Over the winter when the sap is dormant, the vine is in for a very rude awakening, as I am going to chop it back dramatically, and cure it of its wild ways.


Matron said...

What an amazing purple colour. Are you not tempted to make grape jelly? Go on! put on a pinny. Yes, chop the vine right back and be ruthless with it.

The Allotment Blogger said...

Wow, what variety is that?

It's very productive and if you're not going to make wine, I'd agree with Matron and say grab those grapes for jelly - you can make amazing sweet/sour jellies for eating with cold meats and I think those grapes would deliver a wonderful colour as well as flavour.