Mi Ripota Michael Andy sent in images of grapes grown and harvested in Banz, Jiwaka province.
Michael reported that the grapes are farmed by Pastor Ben Merris and wife near the North Waghi District Office buildings.
Ben started farming in 2015 in his mandarin orange garden with just one wine plant.
Mr Andy said farmers like Ben who have less education find it difficult to sell their produce.
“Transprt cost, how to approach big stores, hotels et-cetera is a bit hard.” Andy said.
Things you should know about grapes
Up to 8,000 years ago, people first cultivated grape vines in what is now the Middle East.
Today, 72 million tons of grapes are grown each year worldwide, mostly to produce wine. Every year, 7.2 trillion gallons of wine are produced. Grapes are also a popular finger food.
Fast facts about grapes
- The nutrients in grapes may help protect against cancer, eye problems, cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions.
- Resveratrol is a key nutrient in grapes that may offer health benefits.
- Grapes are a good source of fiber, potassium, and a range of vitamins and other minerals.
- Grapes are suitable for people with diabetes, as long as they are accounted for in the diet plan.