Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Even though they signal the waning of summer, we really look forward to the ripening of the Scuppernong grapes. I posted about their wild dark muscadine cousins recently ... (remember? You all spanked me for feeding the dog a grape)
These are domesticated (Frye variety I believe) and wowsers, they are sooo wonderful.
See how big they are?
All grapes are good to me, but these have a fruity aroma and flavor that is hard to describe.
... Like when you eat a ripe mango and the smell is just as pleasurable as the taste.
Here's the results of 10 minutes a'pickin'. They don't keep or ship well, so you may never see these in your produce section if you live far to the north.
I have a bag of them to eat for lunch today.
I'd share, but there's that whole distance thang ...