Yes. Something useful grows in my yard. Grapes. Two years ago I ordered two vines from a local supplier. They grew a little the first year, establishing roots. The second year, they took off, reaching the second rung of a trellis I built for them. They fruited heavily. I was torn between pruning the fruit early to allow the vines to develop and wanting a taste. To my surprise, the variety produced was not what I ordered. It’s possible that vines were not growing on their own roots and the winter killed the good stuff… Anyway, I got an abundance of small purple seeded grapes instead of large green seedless grapes.
I should be disappointed except that the fruit tastes wonderful. For a week, I’ve been eating them out of hand and saving seeds. Today, the grapes were obviously fully ripened because they tasted rather sweet and were difficult to pick off individually without breakage. I and a grandchild harvested the lot of them. In the process of making grape jelly I rendered 2.5L of juice. Unfortunately, I only had gelatine for 2L so we ended up with syrup but it’s absolutely delicious on bread… If the ten more vines I planted this spring are equally productive, I will have a busy week a year from now. I will also plant some of the seed I’ve collected to see what develops. Finding a place for them will be a challenge as we’ve planted so many apples, apricots, and plums. I may give up on corn and plant a wide swath of orchard just for the grapes.