[nafex] Grapes: protection from critters

Ginda Fisher ginda at concentric.net
Sat May 26 22:28:55 EDT 2001


Thanks, Steve.  I didn't find the picture, but I think I've seen it
before.  (That's probably where I got the idea.)  I just wrote to Bill
Dailey and asked for advice.

Best,
Ginda Fisher

Steve Shambeda wrote:
> 
> see this website for photos of grapes in a bottle
> http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~dailey/byfg.html
> 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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> >
> >



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