Monday, June 1, 2009

Grape Tree

You must have known my papaya tree very well. It appeared in my blog for a few times, but I am not going to talk about my papaya tree today, though it still looks so outstanding in the picture. So, please scroll down to see my grape tree.

My wife had shaved the tree to bald earlier because she believed this helped to force those grapes to show up and not to hide anymore. And the leaves returned fast. Between those leaves, I had then detected the first cluster of grapes in my garden.

This cluster of grapes brought some days of joyfulness to my family and I had recorded them in my history book, in pictures. It is so convenient nowadays to keep any memory in pictures and in the blogospehre, where our memory may fade over time but the pictures will be as new as the original.

This was our first experience with the grape tree, we did not know when they were ripen. When we had lost patience on waiting and guessing, we started to pluck one by one day after day. These grapes were not as big as the papayas, they were not as sweet as well.

Until one day, we found out they were actually purple grapes, however, the sour taste never disappeared.

My wife continues to shave the tree to bald when grapes refuse to show up again. It always works.

This is my simple story on grape tree which took months to be ready. It grows together with these grapes.

10 comments:

Icy BC said...

Oh, maybe it wasn't the right grapes to eat, but it sure was great to watch it grows..

Wonder if it will ever become sweet later?

betchai said...

the grapes sure do look juicy and sweet in the pictures, we have actually the same case with our orange tree, it is so sour, maybe more sour than a lime that sometimes i wonder if it is lime that just has the color of orange :(

Mei Teng said...

Wow..you're growing grapes in your garden! Any durians? :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sad that they are sour..but they really look sweet:)

yeokeehui@gmail.com said...

That's fun.

Pacey said...

Wow, so inviting. I really really love grapes, seedless and the green ones. Hmm...am drooling. Though they're more expensive here than other fruits. Sorry rain, I think your last comment on my blog got lost since I just uploaded a new comment template and lost on it's way. Can't seem to recover it and don'w know how.

Megaa_V said...

Oh Wow!!! Grapes?? In this hottest climate? How did you do it? You gotta share the secret! My in laws place in Melb has the grape plant, but no grapes :P Perhaps, I could use your tips which you're gonna share it with me :) Saying that, I'm craving for grapes now :(

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Beautiful closeup photos of the grapes and they look delicious and refreshing. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Heather Dugan (Footsteps) said...

I envy your fruit trees! How fun to watch them grow in your own yard...
We have herbs and a couple varieties of pepper plants growing in a side garden. I check on those little peppers daily!

mommyscchoo@yahoo.com said...

interesting...!