Yummy Wild Grapes

grape bunch

grape bunch

I picked a handful of wild (maybe) Concord like grapes from the vines growing under the back porch. They taste great!

handful of grapes

handful of grapes

I don’t know for sure that they are wild. They don’t have the “foxy” smell that wild grapes supposedly have. The majority of the grapes I picked had one large seed, but a few had two seeds. The skins slipped off very easily and were in fact a little tough. The grapes tasted a bit like the Concord variety.

More motivation to add a few racks of grapes next year! Grapes are another fruit that bring back so many summer memories. Mom used to make jelly and cover it with wax to store. Now, with my germaphobia, that will never do, but it was fun to pull the wax “plug” out of the jelly jar :) – Stacey Morgan Smith

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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