[NAFEX] Kieffer pears for wine?
marillen at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 29 20:18:12 EDT 2010
What % alcohol do you get in the finished product?
Kieffer sure will produce a lot of juice, but the Brix is relatively low.
North Carolina, Zone 8
>From: mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com>
>Sent: Sep 29, 2010 5:26 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Kieffer pears for wine?
>I've been making wine from Kieffer for 3 or 4 years. I have one tree
>that consistently produces 8-9 bushel of pears. As with most wines
>the yeast will make a big difference in the flavor profile. I highly
>recommend Cote des Blanc & keeping it on the dry side.
>On Sep 29, 2010, at 1:05 PM, Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov wrote:
>> I have been overwhelmed by the pear production from my dwarf Kieffer
>> pear. I have dried them, baked them, and used them in baked goods.
>> I am toying with the idea of planting a free-standing semi-dwarf
>> of the potential for loads of fruit on a disease-free tree.
>> Does anyone have experience with making an alcoholic beverage such as
>> wine from the fruit?
>> Betsy Hilborn
>> 7a NC
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