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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2009
4:25 PM

Post #6934650

Quoting:The Japanese prefecture auctioned off 48 bunches of 'Ruby Roman' grapes at an average price of 27,000 yen (about $245 USD). It was the culmination of 14 years of cultivating these "dream grapes", with tomato-red skin and noteworthy size ( a single 'Ruby Roman' grape can measure nearly 3 cm in diameter.)


I hope the buyers saved the seeds after they ate the grapes!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 11, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #6934687

We had some similar grapes one time at a Vietnamese wedding reception. I doubt that they paid that much for them, but each grape was the size of a ping pong ball. I've never seen anything like them before or since...I'm sure that they had them flown in from somewhere.
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 22, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6977212

Yes in Japan we have a very large variety of grape and wonderfully sweet, usually retail for about 10 dollars for
a small bunch. They really are the size of a ping-pong ball! (Pione grape) grown in Okayama prefecture.

pajonica

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 23, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #6978711

Thanks for the information. I would have loved to ask at the time, but the language barrier did not permit much more than the most basic of communication. We were honored to have been invited.
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 23, 2009
1:33 PM

Post #6978810

Your more than welcome. Just in case someone is thinking SEEDS! Their seedless. :-)

pajonica

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 23, 2009
1:44 PM

Post #6978848

yup...I noted that at the time. (they were marvelous, by the way)
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 23, 2009
2:05 PM

Post #6978942

My two year old son eats them like sweets! We never get a look in.LOL

pajonica

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

September 3, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #7021465

How do they propogate - by stem cuttings?

~Susan~

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


September 3, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #7021483

I think grapes are propagated like roses. Either cuttings or grafting on to a rootstock.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

September 24, 2009
7:03 PM

Post #7100122

LOL Pajonica you know us too well. The first thing I thought of was seeds. :-)

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