Thursday, August 16, 2012

Got Grapes?

Thompson Seedless Grapes

Why grow grapes?  They make a beautiful and lush addition to a patio cover or fence AND provide delicious fruit!  If grown on a patio cover, the hanging fruit is stunning and so fun to watch mature!

Are they hard to grow?  No!  If anything, they grow too well and require a little pruning to keep tidy and encourage abundant fruiting.  Click here to visit University of California Growing Grapes for detailed instructions.

What kind should I grow?  Check with your local Cooperative Extension for recommendations for your climate zone.  In my Southern California neighborhood, Thompson Seedless (pictured above in a friend's garden), Red Flame, and Lakemont do well.

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