Grapes have long provided us two of the things we love most in Arizona: Healthy snacks and wine. These days, it seems like more and more people are realizing the benefits of grape vines as a source of something else Arizonans love – shade.
In North Phoenix, a homeowner has grown grapes over a trellis to shade the driveway. A Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale uses grapes to shade one of the entrances.
Yes, it gets hot in the Valley of the Sun, but the mostly frost-free climate is pretty good for grapes, if planted in good soil and watered properly.