Saturday, September 10, 2016

A pretty day

 The morning was fairly cool and I decided to pick a few grapes. It seems uncle Jimmy had the same idea, he's always welcome to come share anything we have.
Not the best shot - Can you spot all the persimmons?
 The persimmon tree is loaded this year, I would try to make something from some of them, but I would probably botch that up too, so maybe someone else can do something with them.
Uncle Jimmy - picking grapes for jelly
He picked that bucketful in about five minutes. It took me a lot longer to fill mine. I did a lot of talking and gazing though. It's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. :-) The neighbor picked 2 - five gallon pails ... must be making a huge batch of wine. She told DH she still had many more to pick. (Glad it's her ...)

I hope you are having a fruitful weekend!

19 comments:

  1. that's awesome. glad folks (including you) are putting them to good use.

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    1. If it looks like too many - I'll put a sign on the road. Lots of people have their own though.

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  2. Wild or domestic grapes? If wild, I'm thrilled to know that there are vines that produce this many grapes :) Persimmons are meant to be good (the one I had as a child puckered my mouth up)...my nephew had access to a tree when he was young, I think he made a pie with the ones he picked. Looks like you've got a ton of them on your tree so hope someone will find something to do with them :)

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  3. Grapes are ifie here. But hubby and I talk about growing them up on deck, as for other things.

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  4. You sure have interesting vegetation where you live! I've never seen a persimmons tree.

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    1. I will try to get a better shot of a close up for you.

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  5. Wild or domestic grapes? If wild, I'm thrilled to know that there are vines that produce this many grapes :) Persimmons are meant to be good (the one I had as a child puckered my mouth up)...my nephew had access to a tree when he was young, I think he made a pie with the ones he picked. Looks like you've got a ton of them on your tree so hope someone will find something to do with them :)

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    1. This particular vine (yes the one loaded, is just one totally unkempt vine) is a domesticated muscadine or scuppernong. I bought a couple and one died. I had this big idea of growing a second row to accompany the one row that was here when we bought the place. All grapes seem to grow real well here.
      Never ate a persimmon, someone told me they were awful unless you waited for the first frost. They could be rotten by then ...

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    2. Persimmons need to be eaten when fully ripe, they are soft inside almost jellied and a perfect first food for babies being easily digested and full of Vitamin A. Just cut in half, scoop with a spoon and feed straight to baby, no preparation required. They're good for adults too. Out here the trees are kept small and pruned to not have too many branches so there isn't an over abundance of fruit.

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    3. Hmm, didn't know anything about them, thanks! Someone bigger than I will have to trim that thing.

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  6. You should tell the neighbor to share. her wine. with you. ;-) We had a magnificent grape vine in our yard that produced beautiful grapes galore... and we set out to make wine each year and never did. Finally, the vine came down and the pool went up and I buy my wine and have it shipped to my house. It works. lol. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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    1. Not on that friendly of terms with the neighbor. Ha Ha
      You have a good system!

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  7. Mmmm, grapes. I pick mine in the supermarket and forget about jelly, I just eat them.
    That's an awful lot of persimmons, I've never seen a tree that big.

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    1. These grapes have a tough hide, better made into jelly or wine. They have those bothersome seeds too, but still good to eat a few.

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  8. Are those persimmons the ones that ar ready to eat or you have to wait until they are squishy.
    I have a tree I planted last year and it's the kind you can eat straight off the tree
    I love green grapes. Just to eat nice and cold on a summer day

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    1. I believe these persimmons are the wild variety. The tree just 'showed up' in a very odd spot near the fence line shortly after we bought the place.
      There is one green grape vine out back with the odd ones. The vines need a whole new outlook on life - I just don't have the strength or energy.

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  9. I find your persimmon tree very interesting. I have lived in a number of places and have never had a persimmon tree. The only food that I have tried made from them is jam.

    I am totally jealous of the grape vines. I think it's wonderful that you and your family have access to fresh fruits that you grow.

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    1. If you lived close enough, I'd tell you to come help yourself and welcome!

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