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Grape harvest over

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:21 pm
by Odsox
Just finished processing this year's crop of white grapes from the greenhouse.
Several pounds of fruit eaten fresh, quite a lot not even managing to get indoors. Those that did manage it were dried for sultanas for my fruit buns and biscuits.
Result, 2.75 Kg of sultanas and a litre of grape syrup made from the small ones. I measured the specific gravity and it's about 1.5 (not precise as it was off the scale) so it will keep without going mouldy. That will be used for sweetening stewed fruit as I can eat fructose without any problems.

Re: Grape harvest over

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:32 pm
by diggernotdreamer
well done, our grape harvest never started, will have to get some cuttings from you of your grape, when can you take them?

Re: Grape harvest over

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:50 pm
by Green Aura
One of our plants survived but has put on very little growth.

No wine making this year? How did last years turn out?

Re: Grape harvest over

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:17 am
by tosca
The grape harvest here has been amazing this year...last year was all but a no-show. We have eaten some, dried a few (they have seeds so need them removing, but are small grapes so hardly worth the bother) The rest of one vine were juiced and bottled, some with blackcurrant added, waterbathed for storing in the cupboard. The other three vines went to our neighbour for making rakia, four crates of them. He sends rakia over at regular intervals through the year so it's only fair that we send our suplus grapes, pears, plums and cornels his way. Love the community thing.

Re: Grape harvest over

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:48 am
by Odsox
diggernotdreamer wrote:will have to get some cuttings from you of your grape, when can you take them?

Winter time, after the leaves have fallen. I will send you some prunings and some from the black grape as well if you would like some. Both are seedless.

Green Aura wrote:No wine making this year? How did last years turn out?

I knew as I was making it last year that it was a mistake :iconbiggrin:
It's sort of OKish and will be used in cooking, but I'm afraid even the cheapest brand in Lidls is better than mine. At least that's one less thing to do at a busy time.

Re: Grape harvest over

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:29 am
by diggernotdreamer
Odsox wrote:
diggernotdreamer wrote:will have to get some cuttings from you of your grape, when can you take them?

Winter time, after the leaves have fallen. I will send you some prunings and some from the black grape as well if you would like some. Both are seedless.

That would be lovely, I only have tiny grapes with tons of seeds in them, only fit for juicing really