Concord grapes

United States
October 16, 2007 1:38pm CST
Do you have concord grapes for a snack? Do you have any growing around your home or on your farm? Well I have some concord grapes growing on a vine along the fence. I like the taste of these grapes. This year they are so sweet and are ready to eat. But a person can only eat so many grapes before the end of the season. Fall is getting a lot cooler and the plant will die when the first frost hits. Aside from jelly, are there any other ways to put up grapes to enjoy at a later time? Jelly and juice are both good ways, but I was wondering if there was something else I could do with them. HELP! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Happy posting..
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I don't have a grape vine. I never cared for the taste of concord grapes. We would buy them to make jam or jelly. But I have taken to freezeing the read and green grapes that you buy in the store they make a nice cool snak when frozen. You have to eat them frozen or they will be mushy and nasty. So what I'm geting at is you might try freezeing your grapes and then you can eat them that way and they will keep longer.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I ment red grapes. Sometimes my fingers take on a mind of their own.
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• United States
19 Oct 07
Hi deebomb, I just put a bag of grapes in the freezer to see what happens. Since these have seeds, I only put a little bit in the freezer. I will test them out tonight as a snack while watching tv or something, and go from there. Thanks for the suggestion.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I forgot that the concord grape have seds in them. It has been a long time sicne I did any thing with them. and your welcome. I hope it works for you.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
16 Oct 07
Hi, I also have grapevines, but I have to get to them before the raccoons, some years I do, some I don't this is not a good year. Not very many grapes and the mini-bears got to them first! So I envy you. We've gotten 3 bushel before. I did a search online before and found grape pie. You can make some grape pies to give away and/or freeze in your freezer as long as you search how to freeze pies first. Tie Dye t-shirts made with grape juice are fun. You pull the t-shirt and put rubber bands on then dip the shirts in juice. Hang to dry, but you need to always wash the t-shirts together. Heating the juice helps and using a rusty nail or some kind or mordant helps, too. My grapes don't die until the third frost hits. I like to wait until the 3rd frost to eat them because they're sweet then, but the raccoons won't let me. So I have to can them when they're sour. Pemmican might be interesting with grapes. I wonder if that works. It's a food some groups of Native Americans make. They used to eat it on hikes and would be a good emergency food to have around. If you have a drier, you can make raisins. You might also be able to make fruit leather. You'll have to take the seeds out, but both of these are neat. I wish I had your dilema this year (I give about half to my sister-n-law and she does a bunch of stuff up). I would think most baked goods would be good with grapes instead of raisins, but you would have to figure out how much less liquit to use. Take care and good luck.
• United States
19 Oct 07
Hi writersedge, I have never even heard of a grape pie. But guess what I just got a recipe in the newspaper. This must be an omen.. Well, the recipe is here so I guess I'll make a pie and see what I think of it, and I will let you know. Thanks for your response.