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  • From: "Lon J. Rombough" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] grape flower buds edible?
  • Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 09:43:49 -0700

Edible, yes, but stringy and with an unenjoyable mouth feel. You'll get better grapes if you thin after bloom - bigger berries without making the clusters too compact.
For eating the vine, tender green shoots of smooth stemmed varieties are better, though tart.
-Lon Rombough
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On May 28, 2011, at 9:28 AM, Melissa Kacalanos wrote:

My 'Jupiter' grape vine has an absurd number of flower buds, so I'm planning on removing most of them. Are they edible like grape leaves? Recipe ideas?

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