Jul 17, 2010
Going along with that theme, lets talk California grapes. The Spanish Friars planted grapes in California in the 1700's. The average American enjoys about 8 pounds of grapes a year.
My Father was an avid gardener. I've been lucky to grow up with having plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in the house for every season, either from the garden or local growers.
Every summer we would make the 40 minute drive to the local Japanese produce farm to buy a box of kyoho grapes. One time my father saved some seeds from the grapes we had bought and planted them. This kyoho grape vine is the testimony of success.
Kyoho is my absolute favorite. I look forward to these grapes every year. The skin is too thick and bitter to eat. The flesh is super sweet and mild in acidity.
I never paid much attention to the garden, but lately I have gained a larger interest in watching everything grow. When I arrived home, this grape vine was nothing but a vine. Now it is singing with leaves and ripening fruit. By August, the fruit will be a deep purple and ready to eat.
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