Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Harvest Time

These grapes were actually harvested about a month ago but so much has happened in the intervening weeks that I'm just now posting a photo of them.

Aren't they colossal?  That's a clementine thrown into the bunch just so you can get some perspective of the size of those grapes!

They came from seeds of some grapes left on a property that stayed deserted for quite some time.  My husband planted the seeds here on our farm, cared for the vines and now, several years later, look at the harvest!  The grapes seem to be of the Concord variety and are very sweet and juicy.  But, that's my husband.  He has a green thumb that just won't quit and can almost put a dead stick into the ground and get a beautiful tree from it!

We had such a bountiful harvest of these beauties that my husband decided to try wine making again after many years.  In the past, he's made some pretty good wine and we're hoping this batch will be good also.

The hard part is having to wait for it!


Sue Clinker said...

Wow ... what huge grapes!!

We've invested some money in a local Kentish vineyard which produces some beautiful wines (pretty expensive though) - due to global warming we're able to produce pretty decent wines in S E England now.

However, we're off to France for a daytrip on Monday to stock up on French wine which continues to be brilliant value (about ¼ price of the UK). We have a special deal on the Ferry crossing (90 minutes £25) and we receive 6 bottles of wine free of charge, which covers the cost of the crossing!

Jan said...

Yes, those grapes were huge and the largest I think I've ever seen. Hope the wine from them is good.

Congrats on the good deal you're getting on your trip to France and I hope your investment in the local winery pays off well!