Today we are picking bunches of the delicious red variety of the Strawberry Grape (Vitis Fragola).  The fragrant round fruit has a more complex flavor than the strawberries it is named after. It is not a bland taste like some disappointing shop bought grapes.  It is a backyard Italian variety of grape, which is not commercially available.  

This grape is a trouble free vine growing to around 5m.  The harvest is fantastic, especially considering the difficulties that other grape vines in Melbourne have had with mildew this year.  The netting is vital to protect the bunches of grapes from birds, possums and rats.