Thursday, July 8, 2010

In process: Concord Grapes

Concord grapes are on the way. We've made a lot of improvements to the vine for accessibility and future growth. Pies are on the way.

3 comments:

Farmer for a Day said...

Pies!

Garfonzo said...

How hard are these to grow in your experience? I expect to receive a shoot of a grape vine that I want to plant next season. I hope to have a trellis built for the vines to climb along (horizontal about 7 feet off the ground).

Any tips? Do they tend to want to climb in a certain direction (south versus north).

Cheers.

Brooklyn Farm said...

Hi Garfanzo! We inherited our concord grape vine. Our guess is that it's over 40 years old. As to our day to day tending to… we don't do much. We trim back the shoots that won't grow any grapes so that the water is used for grape growing now longer vine growing. That's about it. The vine does get a lot of sun.

I would say that 7 feet sounds awfully high because when your grapes come out you won't want to reach so hi or stand on anything to harvest. Unless you're really tall. Our "trellis" is about six feet high and grapes will hang down to about eye level. But we didn't decide on that height it was given to us.

Thanks for reading!
-Brooklyn Farm