[nafex] Grapes: protection from critters

Steve Shambeda sshambeda at paonline.com
Sat May 26 21:18:39 EDT 2001

see this website for photos of grapes in a bottle
contact Bill Daily for details

----- Original Message -----
From: Ginda Fisher <ginda at concentric.net>
To: <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:06 AM
Subject: [nafex] Grapes: protection from critters

> I have a canadice grape in its third year, and it looks like it may
> fruit this year.  If it cooperates, I plan to let it grow one or two
> clusters.  But my little suburban backyard is graced with a wide
> assortment of animal pests - I've seen red & gray squirrels, chipmunks,
> possums, mice, skunks, deer, fox, and innumerable birds.  I think we
> have raccoons, too.
> I've heard of growing grapes inside plastic soda bottles for
> protection.  Has anyone tried this?  Does is work?  At what point do you
> put the buds/flowers/young fruit into the bottle?  Do you support the
> bottle on the trellis?  Is it important to use a clear bottle?
> Thanks,
> Ginda
> eastern Mass., zone 6
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