The Q&A Archives: need a viney fruit

Question: I have a old dog cage in the corner of my yard it under a tree and pretty shady. I wanted to start grapes, but wasn't sure cause its shady, do you have any ideas so I can I turn this old chain link dog cage into something useful.

Answer: Although there are lots of flowering vines that will grow in the shade, I can't think of a single vine that will produce fruit in a shady spot. Grapes won't produce, neither will kiwi or even passionflower vine. But, there are still lots of choices if you simply want an attractive vine. Here's a publication listing dozens of potential candidates: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG097

Hope you find just the right vining plant for your yard.

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