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Re: grapes- eatable ones


Thanks for the suggestions, I will see what I can find next spring. Wasn't planning on making wine, more the eating - jams type.
 
Donna

----- Original Message ----
From: Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2006 9:53:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] grapes- eatable ones


Go for the fox grapes!

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Sep 30, 2006, at 1:04 PM, james singer wrote:

> I would think any of the fox grapes--concord, niagara, etc--would  
> do well. Also, I think you're in the northern range for the  
> muscadine, or scuppernong, grapes. Both types are good out of hand  
> and make good juice, jelly, and jam--but terrible wine. There are  
> some seedless fox grape varieties, but I have not heard of any  
> seedless muscadine varieties.
>
> On Sep 30, 2006, at 12:49 PM, Donna wrote:
>
>> Anyone know of a good eating variety of grapes that grows in zone 5?
>> Next spring, I would like to replace the ornamental grape vine on the
>> fence with something that would bare fruit. Suggestions?
>>
>>
>> A few years ago I planted Vitis coignetiae- I was supposed to get  
>> a fall
>> color change and be wonderful... HA!.... it is taking over it's space
>> and drowning out everything around. I could prune in the spring  
>> and make
>> it managable, but it goes from green to brown to dead leaves... no  
>> fall
>> color here ever! How disappointing. Decided that I don't have enough
>> room for plants that can't live up to their expectations... so it  
>> is out
>> of here in the spring.
>>
>>
>> Donna
>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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