In a small side yard to our house, we keep our compost bins and air conditioning unit. It is an eyesore and needs to be landscaped. But in the meantime, we have planted a small "vineyard" of 12 grape vines supported by a trellis. Behind the trellis, we have planted several pluots, apriums, plumcots, persimmon, and navel oranges which I plan to espalier along the fence.
I originally had a three tier trellis with the top tier at approximately 7 feet off the ground, but this year, I decreased it to a two tier system. With only two tiers, there is less pruning, and it affords more light to the fruit trees behind the trellis. In the photograph above, you can see how the trellis looked earlier in the Spring.
The vines are much more robust, now after a few more months. These plants grow like crazy, and I have to prune them at least once every three weeks.
In return, they are producing like bonkers.
These are the table and wine grape varieties that we are growing: Himrod white seedless, Mars blue seedless, Saturn seedless, Ruby seedless, and Chardonney.
Ripening clusters of grapes