Grape Jelly recipes

bambi

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what other grapes do you use that make a successful jelly besides concord grapes? I would like to make some jelly with the grape season coming up and not sure if concord grapes will be available.
 

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Muscadine, per the wife
FJ, we are new to growing muscadines. We had a nice small crop growing. We went out one evening to see if they were ready and every single one of them was gone. :( What would have done that and how do you prevent it?
 

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I am afraid I will be of no help. My only experience is through my Mississippi bride and grapes from the wild. Here in Ohio, these grapes were new to me. Prior to this year's travel problems, I was trying to figure out with her family how to get a few buckets to bring north.
 

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FJ, we are new to growing muscadines. We had a nice small crop growing. We went out one evening to see if they were ready and every single one of them was gone. :( What would have done that and how do you prevent it?
Just about anything will steal your grapes. Birds, racoons, squirrels, and even deer. Sure stinks when you walk out in anticipation of harvesting and find them gone. That happened to a lot of my corn this year. Had a coon who could shuck that corn and clean dozens of cobs overnight. :(
 

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It very well could have been the birds. They sure know when our figs are ripe! I was able to get 10 pints of Fig Jam made this year. :)
 

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I tried dehydrating them a couple of years ago. It was my first time and I didn't have much luck with them. :/
 
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