Wild grapes

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  1. Steve Ruch

    Steve Ruch Well-Known Member

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    I discovered these growing on my fence. IMG_20220918_101145.jpg
     
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    Put them to good use!
     
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    Do your research on when to pick them. Then get a big bucket, take off your socks...
     
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    unless you want blue socks!
     
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    Looks like a great crop too!
    You lucky fella!
     
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    After harvest, prune them back and next year will at least double the amount
     
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    I'm pretty sure that they are frost grapes and get good soon after the first frost.
     
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    That was what I always heard growing up in northern NY (where they were generally known as "concord grapes"), though I never actually tried to make wine out of them. They were definitely pretty sour before a frost...that much I can verify. :D
     
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    I get those every year. I was told they are "winter grapes" and I have been trying to kill the vines for years. They are choking out my arborvitae and the annoying Blue Jay loves them. Arggh! They very sour.
     
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    Add A LOT of sugar.....that's what the folks at Manachevits do!
     
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    After a good frost, and they look all shriveled, taste one.

    You may be surprised. Or just trying to get the taste out...

    (No, seriously: they will be somewhat sweet)
     
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    That's what I'm counting on.
     
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