Letting vines feed you too

Everyone knows about the grapevine, but many other vines also produce edible fruits, including passion fruit; kiwi; and cold-hardy arctic kiwi, berries, hops, and chayote. Don't forget annual vines such as peas, beans, squash, and melons. Food-bearing vines can grow in places where fruit trees and vegetable beds would never fit, and they often put the fruit at a nice pickable level to eliminate stooping and climbing.

If you're in the market for a couple of food-bearing vines, first pick things you actually like to eat so the food doesn't go to waste. Choose varieties that work well in your region. Check for resistance to local diseases and pests too. Be sure your soil is suited to the vine you're choosing, and find a sunny spot where it will perform well. Finally, make sure you provide sturdy support as well as a way to conveniently get to it in order to pick the fruit and prune.

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