Friday, August 11, 2006
Grapes are starting to ripen. Brown Turkey fig shows promise.
Canadice Grape. Not quite ripe. These are beautiful when they develop the full red color. Grapes make excellent edible landscaping because:
1. They can be grown over a deck or sidewalk, so their 'yard footprint' is small. Grown on an arbor over a deck, they make cool shade and provide a mediterranian feel. Like a vacation in ancient rome.
2. They dont need any fertilizing (In fact, if they are fertilized, they grow too fast and dont have any grapes).
3. They grow very easily.
5. They are good for you, one of the top 10 antioxidant foods.
6. Home-grown grapes taste much better thean the grocery store grapes.
Price Grape. Nice "Grapey" flavor. The first ripe grapes in our yard.
Brown Turkey Fig. These will probably ripen in September.