Yey! Grapes Finally!!
I have had a Flame Seedless in the ground in 2009, and a Thompson Seedless in the ground in 2010. I was beginning to give up on them because they were showing no signs of grapes all this while, but I think they heard me :-). We had a heat wave with 90 deg weather this past Friday, and I now see tiny bunches of buds on both Flame and Thompson.
Just wanted to share! I am so excited!!
By the way, I've had a Perlette that I put in in 2010. That one has been extremely slow to grow and establish, with mere inches of growth being put the past season (the year I planted it, it hardly grew, just showed signs of being alive that's all). I am being patient with it, but is this typical of perlette or does this signify a need to feed it more?
As a bummer, I'm told that Thompson will not grow grapes that are very edible in my climate. Both Flame and Thompson get almost 10 hours of sun every day --- so I guess I will wait and watch ...or I will have to plan on replacing Thompson.
Any positive experiences anyone has to share?
Thanks in advance!