[NAFEX] American Slow-Food "Hall of Fame" concord flavor

Charles Paradise machelp at attglobal.net
Wed Mar 9 10:49:24 EST 2005


"Concord" is become a generic description just like "Red Delicious" embraces a group of 140 genotypes [individuals] all called Red Delicious.

Besides, once you cook grape juice, its finished.
Charlie Paradise

rob hamilton wrote:

> Curious side note.
>
> I drink concord grape juice all my life.  Ocean Spray
> most likely. Anyway, a few years ago I was offered
> some concord grapes to take home. I was surprised how
> different they taste from the juice.  I know corn
> syrup and/or apple juice is added to most flavored
> juices, but this very different, the grapes had a
> Muscidine type flavor to them, thought the juice was
> the same as I remember. I think this is described as a
> "foxy" taste(?).  Being from the south and growing up
> on muscidines, I  enjoyed this new flavor to an old
> friend. I now enjoy the fruit more than the juice.
>
> Rob
>
> --- Pat Meadows <pat at containerseeds.com> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 06:54:25 -0800, you wrote:
> >
> >
> > >Most of the older "antique" grapes have a
> > Concord-like flavor (flavor
> > >of Vitis labrusca), while many of the new American
> > hybrids have little
> > >or none of that flavor.  While older folks often
> > still like labrusca
> > >grapes, people who have grown up with grocery store
> > grapes usually
> > >don't care for that.
> >
> > Oh my.  I love that 'Concord taste'.  The
> > grocery-store
> > grapes seem to me to have very little, if any,
> > taste.  But
> > then, I'm an 'older folk'.
> >
> > Pat
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