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Wild Grapes

Categories: Vii Wild Food On The Trail

There are several varieties of wild grapes, all, I think, edible but not

all pleasant to the taste. The fox-grape is sweet, but has a musky

flavor and odor, a thick skin, and a tough pulp. The fruit ripens in

September but few care to eat it. The vine grows luxuriantly and is very

common. The summer grape is another tough-skinned grape. It is not musky

but is generally astringent. The vine resembles the fox-grape in growth,

being strong and vigorous. The fruit of the blue grape is sour and hangs

in long, heavy clusters. It is usually found along water-ways.