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    Red face And they said I was mad, Mad, MAD!!!

    Second year on the trot I've grapes maturing outside in the Tropical climate of the North East of England.

    Last year, with it's long hot summer, might have been a fluke but once again the Fruiting Fence is looking to provide some ripe bunches of grapes.

    Lots of them.


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    The climate is changing, we will be growing crops further north than we have done in recent years, down side is some of nature is not coping too well with the warming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-ell View Post
    Second year on the trot I've grapes maturing outside in the Tropical climate of the North East of England.

    Last year, with it's long hot summer, might have been a fluke but once again the Fruiting Fence is looking to provide some ripe bunches of grapes.

    Lots of them.


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    They look good, are they sweet?
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    Are they the L1dl ones, JL?
    Might be tempted myself if they're in stock again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenishfing View Post
    They look good, are they sweet?
    Not quite, they've still got a little bit to go till they're ready.

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    Are they the L1dl ones, JL?
    Might be tempted myself if they're in stock again!
    I think that they are Boskoop Glory. The lidl ones aren't as far on yet (Romeo, Regent and Chardonnay)
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    Oh they look lovely Jayell!
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    Nice swan.
    Mine are (were) tiddly but tasty - yet again didn't thin them enough. Then the byrds had 'em. Bggers.
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    Grapes seem pretty reliable in Nottingham too. We have a Glory of Boskoop vine that's fruited most years since it got established, and they're looking about ripe right now. I can never be bothered to thin much though so they do tend to be a bit small and acidic...
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