A journal of gardening, orchids, knitting and there may be dragons.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
It was about five years ago when my friend, Carl, offered me two grape vines he'd removed from his yard. One of the vines is a Florida hybrid developed at USF which has a metal tag "FL primo bunch 'pink'". The second vine had no identification, so I'm not sure of the variety. Wayne built a simple arbor using pressure treated 4 x 4's and trellis panels to make a home for the grapes.
This year may prove to be our best harvest, yet. The primo pink has lots of almost mature grapes. The no-name vine is completely covered with tiny clusters. We've tried eating the primos in past years. They're a bit tart. We've never had mature grapes from the no-name vine. This year we may have enough of both to make wine. That has me thinking ahead to designing a label (Dragon's blood, anyone?). Before that happens, I need to learn how to make wine. It seems to involve bare feet and a large vat.