Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Black Manuka Champagne Grapes

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It's hard not to respect vines capable of producing hundreds of pounds of fruit with zero inputs. These grapes were never irrigated, never fertilized, and never sprayed with stylet oil. In short, they grew themselves (with a little help from our friends)...

Another thank you is owed to Art from the California Rare Fruit Growers Monterey Bay Chapter, who assisted me this year with winter pruning. To quote him quoting a grapevine, "Prune me poor, I'll make you rich!"

To get a taste locally, friend the Penny Ice Creamery on facebook. They post their flavors daily.