Just to challenge ourselves, we planted a hardy variety of native Manitoba grapes in 2005. I was happy they survived the first winter. Last summer we had lots of growth, no signs of fruit but we enjoyed the shape and colour of the grape leaves as it wound its way up the trellis. This past winter was especially harsh and I had doubts that anything would come up. Well surprise surprise! June 4 and we have several clusters of little green grapes. Now to get my Lucille Ball outfit and a wood barrel ready for the stomping of the grapes this fall! Cheers!