Desert view

Desert view
Living Desert Reserve, Palm Desert

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Grapes





There are MANY fields of grapes in the Coachella Valley.  These aren't wine grapes.  These are table grapes.  During winter, they stand dormant.  I found these while I was driving around after school on Friday. Soon the branches will be trimmed.  These are fairly young grapes.  I didn't realize that there were older ones further east on the ranch, but look at these old guys (bottom photo)!  They have to be 50 years old! (or more...)  I know that wine grapes usually last about 50 years, but I have no idea how long table grape stock lasts.  Does anybody know?  Look how thick the trunks are!

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