June 12, 2018
Bloom! Marquette and La Crescent are making berries. Grapes are pollinated by wind, and today is perfectly sunny and breezy for the pollen to travel. In these close-ups, you can see the caps opening from the bottom of each bud (like little green hats) and popping off to reveal the flower. Grapevine flowers don’t have petals to speak of (at least none that I’ve found) and they don’t look like much, but each one will develop into a delicious grape by fall.