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 My grape vine is finally producing grapes!! Lots and lots of little baby ones! They're so cute!  That vine has been there since we moved in and never gotten  grapes! I guess I pruned it too much or something! But  last year after we got the pergola up it started growing over the top and we let it because we like  the shade. 

This area was Big on wine and every home  had their own small vineyard (German community). A grape vine was brought to our little town from some famous vineyard in France over 135 years ago and vineyards all over town were started from it.  And then one day the French vineyard burned. The owner came to our little town to get a branch from our vineyard and replant from it in France! Kind of a cool story!  

The man who built this home 134 years ago had a vineyard and made wine and it actually won first place at the St. Louis or Philadelphia State fair (I can't remember which). Wouldn't it be neat if its an original vine from his vineyard!

 Is there any way to know what kind of grapes they are?? How do you know?

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They look like champagne grapes to me.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

They look like champagne grapes to me.

JB, I thought so too. 

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Sunshine wrote:

 My grape vine is finally producing grapes!! Lots and lots of little baby ones! They're so cute!  That vine has been there since we moved in and never gotten  grapes! I guess I pruned it too much or something! But  last year after we got the pergola up it started growing over the top and we let it because we like  the shade. 

This area was Big on wine and every home  had their own small vineyard (German community). A grape vine was brought to our little town from some famous vineyard in France over 135 years ago and vineyards all over town were started from it.  And then one day the French vineyard burned. The owner came to our little town to get a branch from our vineyard and replant from it in France! Kind of a cool story!  

The man who built this home 134 years ago had a vineyard and made wine and it actually won first place at the St. Louis or Philadelphia State fair (I can't remember which). Wouldn't it be neat if its an original vine from his vineyard!

 Is there any way to know what kind of grapes they are?? How do you know?

yeah, I think I'll take a branch, leaf and grapes to the local winery and see if they can tell me. 

 

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If they stay green . They could be white wine grapes. What kind is hard to tell till they are ripe  and you have a chance to taste them.

If they stay small and turn in colour they Maybe Champaign grapes. They are so sweet . I use them at breakfast. This is not much help I know. JUST THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF GRAPES.sorry  caps

We have mystery grape vine to on our property.

 

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Sorry, not a clue about what type of grape...but what an interesting story!  I hope you blog about it!  Perhaps a local vineyard might be able to help identify the grape if  you show them pics of the stem, leaves and fruit? 

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white pine wrote:

Sorry, not a clue about what type of grape...but what an interesting story!  I hope you blog about it!  Perhaps a local vineyard might be able to help identify the grape if  you show them pics of the stem, leaves and fruit? 

Thanks! I did blog about it. and I do plan to take a branch, leaf and bunch to the local winery to see if they can tell me what kind. 

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You might just want to take photos...many places are VERY concerned about diseases coming in and they may not welcome the vegetation....

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Yes, and why kill a beautiful bunch of grapes just to figure out what it is wink

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white pine wrote:

You might just want to take photos...many places are VERY concerned about diseases coming in and they may not welcome the vegetation....

Good point! thanks!

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