[NAFEX] grape juicing

road's end farm organic101 at linkny.com
Mon Sep 17 10:22:02 EDT 2007


On Sep 17, 2007, at 10:09 AM, Erdman, James wrote:

> I found that Concord require a longer growing season than most of zone 
> 4, in most years.  When we were borderline zone 4/5 at a different 
> home 18 years ago and more, my Concords seldom ripened, but Fredonia 
> and Worden did well.  I didn't even consider planting them when we 
> moved 100 miles further north.  However, lots of people claim to have 
> "Concord" grapes at their homes, but I suspect that they just call any 
> blue grape that isn't a wine grape or a wild grape a "concord".
>
> Jim Erdman, in Menomonie,WI
>
That I would agree with; I think zone 4 is dubious for Concords. They 
might well survive, but would not produce a ripened crop in most years. 
And it's certainly true that a lot of home growers don't know what they 
actually have.


--Rivka
Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
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