Our Table Grapes

February 7th, 2012

We’re enjoying monitoring the progress of our table grapes on the farm, where we have 18 different varieties, planted  in a pattern of ripening, from the earliest ripening (eg: Prime Seedless), to the latest ripening variety. Right now, the grape bunches are hanging heavily on from the trellis, awaiting another 2-3 weeks of ripening.

Most of these grapes are Vitis vinifera, with the exception of our Catawba grape, which is fairly unusual in South Africa, and can have a pronounced musky or “foxy” flavour. Catawba is a Vitis labrusca grape,  better known as the wild Vitis variety, which is used for wine as well as juice, jams and jellies.

Comments

  1. George says:

    Hi. Is catawba die “ou glippertjies”? Waar kan ek twee stiigies vir ‘n prieel by ons huis kry?

    • helena says:

      stuur vir my u epos dan kan ek dalk help met stiggies.

      • Judy says:

        Hi Helena

        I read your comments re helping with Catawba stiggies. I have desperately been looking for two vines for a pergola at my home. Would absolutely love if you could help me with these or point me in the right direction to get some.

        Thank you so much.

        Judy

      • Judy says:

        Hi Helena

        I read your comments re helping with Catawba stiggies. I have desperately been looking for two vines for a pergola at my home. Would absolutely love if you could help me with these or point me in the right direction to get some.

        Thank you so much.

        Judy

      • Judy says:

        Hi Helena

        I read your comments re helping with Catawba stiggies. I have desperately been looking for two vines for a pergola at my home. Would absolutely love if you could help me with these or point me in the right direction to get some.

        Thank you so much.

        Judy

      • LInda says:

        Hallo
        Ek is op soek na Catawba druif plante – kan u my help?
        Ek is in Tulbagh Wes Kaap
        Dankie

    • Hans says:

      Ek het by Plantland Zambesi in Pretoria Catawba plante gekry. Ja dit is ‘glippertjie’.

  2. Nicolette says:

    Are you making wine with catawba grapes yet?
    Tasted some, heavenly scent and flavour.
    If you havnt as yet, could you tell me of a wine producer that does please.
    Many thanks.

  3. Anna-Marie says:

    Ek soek ook twee glippertjie steggies Ek woon naby h
    Hermanus, en wonder waar die beste plek sal wees om hulle te kry. Dankie!

    • Babylonstoren says:

      Hi Anna-Marie, jy kan vir oom Anton Roux kontak by 072 738 4438 – hy is deel van ons tuin span en sal jou kan help om dit in die hande te kry. Groete!

  4. Roger says:

    Please could you help, I would love to get some Catorba plants for my garden – I am totally besotted by the flavour
    Roger

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