I found these baby grape vines at the FTI market a couple of Saturdays ago. Oddly, my parents used to have a fairly substantial trellis in their yard when I was growing up. When we first moved to the house, it was planted with grape vines and over the years we had this huge canopy of grape vines that only occasionally ever bore fruit, super tart and inedible green grapes that probably would have made good vinegar if we knew. And equally oddly, Mrs. MMâ€™s father once tried to make wine from grapes grown in a Cebu farmâ€¦ And, it turns out, there are grapes actually successfully grown up North and sometimes sold in baguio marketsâ€¦ So why, exactly would I want to buy and attempt to grow these grape vines? Actually, itâ€™s the leaves that I am after. A good supply of grape leaves will come in handy when garnishing a grape or fruit platter, particularly if accompanied by our ornate silver grape scissorsâ€¦ The grape leaves would be a useful garnish for a cheese platter as well. Also, the grape leaves will be useful in some Greek dishes if I ever venture into cooking themâ€¦ So it isnâ€™t so outrageous after allâ€¦ And at PHP40 per plant, it was well worth the investment to try it out!