So far we’ve had a great fruit harvest — 6 Comments

  1. Zelda,

    Will do. But our grapes are just out in the open and sure aren’t babied. I don’t even mulch them. BUT they are all very hardy varieties. I’d die for a sweet seedless grape! Ours are great for juice and jelly but eating….not so hot as they are pretty tart. But around here, LIVING is a good thing!

  2. LInda Bee,

    So are we!!! And we are SO greatful to be able to do it. We eat like kings!

  3. Julia,

    No, we don’t do anything special. If anything, they are kind of neglected. The cherries are sweet when very ripe but when not quite ripe they are astringent like chokecherries. But they sure make great jelly and jam!!! We’ve got Nankings too, and have never gotten a single cherry. They flower very early and we usually get those nasty spring frosts!! We’re still waiting.

  4. Amazing that your grapes survived the 90 days of such intense cold and are producing – I lost a Canadice last winter and most grape vines I know of would have frozen canes down to the ground (original Concords can survive cold like that). Can you blog about your grapes, with photos of the conditions where your grapes are – are they protected by large trees, other bushes, a nearby hill? or are they totally covered by deep snow? and have more information about the varieties you have. Thanks

  5. Do you do anything special to the Hansen’s cherry? I have 2 bushes & rarely see more than a dozen small, very sour berries. It also seems to flower later than the Nanking. I managed to “rehome” quite of few of my Nanking babies.