Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Grapes make me Nuts!

I have a couple of grapevines in my backyard in Nashville, Tennessee (Southeast U.S.). They are unique to me as I have never seen any like them before and would love to receive some feedback as to the names and other attributes of each.

"Variety 1." Description of the variety 1 grape is as follows: Leaves small, rough, and wither quickly. Fruit oval shaped, 3/4 inch long and 1/2 inch wide, and the color starts with a watermelon appearance (dark green with light green stripes) and then turns noir (black) as it ripens. Non-clustering, single grapes.
Here are Variety Ones' pictures:

Variety Two:
Variety Two grows in bunches and turn in color from light green, to scarlet red, then to a light purple. The fruit is approximately a quarter inch in width and circular. The leaves are medium in size, about 4-5 inches across and the texture is smooth. Here are the pictures for those:

Of course, any help would be appreciated. And thanks for taking the time to enjoy nature!

Yikes, what now?


Ok, this is my first blog. I am really looking for a venue to exhibit findings related to several fields such as the instruction of American Sign Language interpreting, botanical findings from various regions, and a few random thoughts perhaps.

What I will do first is post my grape inquiry. I have had the worst time trying to identify two variety of grapes in my back yard. From there, my second blog may be about the varied botanical findings in different regions. Most will be from the State of Tennessee, specifically, Middle Tennessee.

I look forward to chatting it up and making new friends!