This is a grape vine that long ago escaped its trellis and established itself on the garden fence. It was picked this week along with all its neighbors (60 row feet of vines). I'd guess we got 100 pounds.
Nice looking fruit, too:
No, I sadly don't know the varieties, but mostly they are seedless cultivars good for both table and wine. We of course choose the wine route, and pressed the grapes that day, resulting 5 1/2 gallons of juice, now fermenting.
Another welcome first harvest was a "Halona" muskmelon that had "slipped from the vine." At least that's what The Kitchen Goddess said when she brought it in. I have my doubts about that. It was about 95% ripe I'd say, but still very tasty.
Another first, our one pear! Normally we get about 30, but this year was challenging for tree-fruits.
Another first, a watermelon radish, shown with a wax bean for scale:
TKG added it to a small batch of kimchee she made with some Chinese cabbage recently picked.
Some other representative harvests this week:
Then, sadly, some definite last harvests. This corn was undersized and poorly pollinated, and the artichokes are tiny even by our standards, but we had them together for one last meal, and they were wonderful!
And we took all the rest of the spring-sown beets, if you can believe they've been in the ground that long. But they weren't too bad-looking!
That's it for this week. Thanks for reading, and as always, thanks to Dave at Our Happy Acres for hosting Harvest Monday.