[NAFEX] grape juicing
northernlights2n at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 16 23:32:00 EDT 2007
I don't have concord grapes ( are they suitable to zone 3a?), valiant can burn a few
leaves to early spring frosts but is a consistant abundant producer, and makes such
delicious juice, and jam/jelly I don't really care if anything else is suitable. That
said I am trialing a number of grapes here on the inside of our 800' deer fence to see
what I can grow for wine and table grapes. but they are too young for me to have much
opinion of yet.
--- Doug Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org> wrote:
> Del, how do you like Valiant grapes for juice and jelly, and can you
> compare them to Concord for this purpose?
> Does Valiant reliably escape destructive effects of early hard frosts
> with you?
> Doug Woodard
> St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
> Del Stubbs wrote:
> > This year we tried using our old Victorio food strainer for working up our abundant
> > valiant juice grapes. Worked great.
> > I just stripped off the berries into a pan, then ran them twice through the Victorio
> > using the 2nd to smallest screen, and the grape spiral. I kept the spring pressure
> > - this way the seeds never got scraped. I understand Victorio is no longer made but
> > similar products are now on the market.
> > We had been using our Finnish steamer - but this is much faster, and requires no
> heat. We
> > just freeze the juice in plastic containers. Del
> > Del Stubbs www.pinewoodforge.com zone 3a N. MN
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Del Stubbs www.pinewoodforge.com zone 3a N. MN
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