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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2017, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Wild grapes

I was out picking black raspberries last evening, i noticed quite a bit grape vines with green small pea size grapes while picking berries for jam. My questions are they safe to eat when ripe?

If birds don't get to them all. There not low enough for a deer or bear to stand on hind legs to reach these grapes. I did hear years ago there not healthy to eat so i didn't bother other late summers to pick them.

Does anyone on here pick grapes?, are they safe to eat? Thinking making wine with grapes, i done it with malberries. Thank you...
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2017, 02:32 PM
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I grew up eating wild muscadines and scupernaughs by the gallon and have been eagerly awaiting the grapes here getting ripe. Why would they not be healthy to eat?
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Yep they are edible. I think they are called fox grapes and are yummy. Great snack when going for a hike or walk or making a jam out of.
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The seeds are big but the grapes are tasty. I made wine with them and it was the best I ever made.

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Thanks guys, jcourson i read that on line from a site when i goggled wild grapes. I don't remember what state, i do recall reading that article. I'm up at the farm twice a week picking black raspberries. I will keep an eye on them when ready to pick. Thank you...
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I like to get them after the first frost if possible but the critters may not let them last that long.
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They have a pretty strong taste. Sour & tannic.

But if you wait pretty late into the season, after there's a frost, they are sweet enough to eat.

As far as them being harmful, I never heard that. I've eaten them and never suffered any consequences. They're grapes, just the wild form of grapes. I think Concord Grapes were developed from these wild grapes, selectively bred to produce a sweeter taste.
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