Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wild Grow the Grapes

We've been watching some wild grapes develop down near the pond. I looked them up on the Internet, and they're muscadine grapes, which are said to have been mentioned in accounts by Spanish explorers in the American southeast in the 1500's.

Wikipedia says that muscadine grapes turn bronze when ripe, but that some wild varieties may stay green.

Hmmm, that's going to complicate knowing when they're ready to eat. Of course, the fact that these grapes are -- technically speaking -- in our neighbor's yard complicates it too. Oh, well.

Meanwhile, here's a passion fruit, hanging from one of the many passionflower vines we have down by the pond. So far the only ripe ones we've seen have been picked apart by birds, which is fine.

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