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Post  stephproffitt on 6/26/2012, 4:48 pm

Hi,

So at our house we have two grape plants that have been here since before I was born and I am 23. My great, great grandma loved them (they were hers), but my family got out of farming and gardening after they stopped needing the money. We live on 5 acres and used to sell oodles of corn and beans. Well, I have always had a bleeding heart for all things growing and have always wanted to do something with the grape plants in the side yard. However, my mom RAN OVER THEM with a lawn mower last year, hoping they would die.

They are back! Hah. So, I figure they must really want something done with/for them. My only questions is what? I have tried reading online, but I am kind of lost. Our neighbor has a HUGE trellis of grapes, always had, and she makes jams/jellies. But I don't even know if my grapes are food grapes or wine grapes. I mean, I don't like drink wine so.....I wouldn't need the plants lol.

In short, does anyone know what to do with two little grape plants or how to determine what kind they are?
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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/26/2012, 9:55 pm

Is there a chance your next door neighbor would know what kind they are?

I found a great site to help you figure out what kind of grape vines you have:
http://www.winegrowers.info/varieties/Seedless%20grapes%20for%20eating/home.htm

Just a tidbit of info I found. A man with the last name Concord developed the concord grape in 1853 and won an award for it. The original vine is still on that property!
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Post  littlejo on 6/26/2012, 11:47 pm

Well, I guess folks can call a grape vine a wine grape, but you can still make some great jelly from them! Also, you can make some kick a__ wine from a good eating Concord. My Mom made wine many moons ago, from Dad's Concords that were very good eating ones, boy was he mad.

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Post  Turan on 6/26/2012, 11:55 pm

Taste the fruit and decide what to do with those you do not eat fresh. We used to can grape juice with those we could not eat up fast enough. Gramma dried many types of grapes as raisins.

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Post  cheyannarach on 6/27/2012, 12:32 am

I just want you to put the rest of that 5 acres to work and keep on growing! If not for money, for peace of mind, or fun, or health, you name it! Good luck with the grapevines!
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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/27/2012, 12:33 am

My sister and I made homemade grape juice from concord grapes. It was wonderful!
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Post  westie on 6/27/2012, 1:19 am

The Ball Blue book for canning has several juice recipes in it. Some years my Concord grapes give 100 quarts of the easy juice recipe but I cut the sugar called for Way Back to about 2 T per Qt. Just put one cup of washed grapes plus a little more here into each Qt jar then fill with simple syrup (water and sugar)brought just to a boil then water bath for 20 minutes. In a couple months sitting it will look and taste like a slightly weaker version of grape juice. Orioles love grape jam/jelly.
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Post  gregrenee88 on 6/27/2012, 4:07 pm

We moved into our house in early Dec. We found 2 old grape vines in the backyard. I chopped them to the ground during our mild "winter". One came back and is growing very well up it's trellis. Here is my question: Will it produce grapes this first year or is it just a time of getting the vine set for next year?
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Post  walshevak on 6/27/2012, 6:02 pm

If it's not blooming by now, then it will probably take until next year. But I understand grapes like to be cut back and fed. Gives them a new lease on life.

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Post  Dunkinjean on 6/27/2012, 6:16 pm

I have fond memories while growing up and visiting my Aunt & Uncle's house. They had grapes growing along the fence in their backyard. Every year we would pick them and eat them right away! Unfortunately they moved to Fla. and I don't even know if the house is there anymore.

I don't know anything about grapes except you can freeze them in bags. Hopefully someone can help you.
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Post  gregrenee88 on 6/27/2012, 9:45 pm

@walshevak wrote:If it's not blooming by now, then it will probably take until next year. But I understand grapes like to be cut back and fed. Gives them a new lease on life.

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