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? On concord grapes

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? On concord grapes

Postby bentstick » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:18 pm

I have asked at a couple other forums and will pose it here,Do the grapes picked still on the bunch continue to ripen or are they as ripe as they will ever get? I did a web search and the answers were both,some say yes,some say no,what you say!

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Re: ? On concord grapes

Postby zedzedtop » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:49 pm

That's as ripe as they are going to get, sugar and acid-wise. Of course, they could dehydrate, and enzymes will start to break things down as well. At our vineyard we like to have the bunches go through the destemmer within 6hrs of being picked. Some start within 90minutes.
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Re: ? On concord grapes

Postby bentstick » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:16 pm

Thanx ZZ, I am trying my first go round on fresh grapes,we are thinking of putting in grape and Muscadines in the spring for the future, next 2-4 yrs, what is your opinion?
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Re: ? On concord grapes

Postby zedzedtop » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:28 pm

Not very well versed in varieties other than vinifera. Only thing I'm sure of is that you want to prep the soil right now for planting this coming spring. Grapes are interesting little suckers, just begging to be made into wine. In an ideal world the winemaker does very little in terms of additions, and is mostly an overseer. Rule of thumb is nature does 70%of it, the vineyard manager 25, and the winemaker 5.
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