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so the other day we were talking at work and somehow got onto trees an after looking up the type of tree we were talking about i noticed in pa types of trees there was a wild grape and i never gave it much thought before until now but near my archery stand has several of these wild grape vines stretching through out the tops of the trees. i had looked at them some while i was in the stand this season but never looked into them, but after reading that they are infact wild grapes and can be eaten has anyone every eaten or used them for anything?
 

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You take the young grape leaves and wrap them with a meat or fruit filling. Sprinkle on some lemon juice and start eating.
 

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Wild Fox Grapes are awesome for jelly and wine. They are a little bitter to eat by themselves. There are multiple varieties of wild grapes in PA, I've only ever used the ones that get to be between the size of a nickel and a quarter, depending on rainfall amounts in the spring and summer.
 

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Now if you find an abandon, overgrown grape vineyard that is a different story, good eating and great hunting. Of course in my area the grapes would be frozen out by now.
 

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No these are growing in the woods in what was a cow pasture bout 25 years ago now its just a lot of small trees and brush an these grapes growing high in the tops no vineyard here but i might try picking some next year and using them in either my jellies or wine.
 

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I've made jam (keeping the skins - FINELY chopped) out of a number of different types, but if they are really small it is alot of work. I've also found wild grapes twice that looked and tasted very much like concord grapes and made excellent jam. Part of the key is finding a good crop low enough to harvest.
 

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Shippinit said:
Wild Fox Grapes are awesome for jelly and wine. They are a little bitter to eat by themselves. There are multiple varieties of wild grapes in PA, I've only ever used the ones that get to be between the size of a nickel and a quarter, depending on rainfall amounts in the spring and summer.
You must be picking to Soon!

All the ones I pick, are Sweet. It is the Skins that are Bitter, Ya don't eat the Skins! Didn't anyone ever tell you that??
 

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No these are growing in the woods in what was a cow pasture bout 25 years ago now its just a lot of small trees and brush an these grapes growing high in the tops no vineyard here but i might try picking some next year and using them in either my jellies or wine.
Sounds like grouse cover!
 
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