Thesis Grapes stimulate our culture on the table and off the table as well.
Journey From Field to Fork “Agriculture” Grapes are adapted to a wide variety of soil conditions. Depending on what type of grape it is the climate varies. For Concord grapes, they are better adapted to humid, temperate climates. Deep, well-drained, light textured soils are best for wine grapes.
Processing and Labor Most grapes are grown in long, narrow rows spaced about 9-15 ft apart, there is 3-8 ft between vines in a row The pruning process, which is severely and methodically than any other fruit crop. Pruning is mainly done in late winter when all the vines are dormant. If not grape vines would become tangle.
Processing and Labor continue. With table grapesIndividual clusters are judged for maturity by pickers, and clipped from vines with minimal handling, and placed in plastic lugs Wine grape clusters are clipped by hand, and special wines are made from hand-picked berries.
Processing and labor continue. Once grapes are harvested they are collected and compressed, smashed; and dried for people enjoyment across the world
The Effects of Grapes on Our Culture Japanese man purchase 35 grapes for 900 dollars. Grapes help stimulate the economy by providing 1.1 million jobs There are 3 billion retail value in grape sales. There is 1.9 billion retail value for other grape products.
The Effects of Grapes on Our Culture continue. Grapes play a role in the medical field. Grapes with seeds have are chock-full of antioxidants
The Grape Festival In South America is held a yearly national grape-festival, called Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia. People get to try out new grape products. People can get the feel of how vineyard work is done.
Recipes Concord Grape Pie or Cobbler Filling Wash grapes and remove skins by pinching at end opposite stem, Reserve skins. Place pulp in sauce pan and bring to a boil, cook a few minutes until pulp is soft. Put through strainer or food mill, while pulp is hot, to remove seeds. Mix strained pulp with skins. Stir in sugar, flour or tapioca, lemon juice. Idea: Try using Candice Red Seedless or Venus Blue Seedless. 4 ¼ cups Concord Grapes 2 tsp lemon juice 1 cup sugar ¼ cup flour or 2 tbsp. quick cooking tapioca 3 Ways to Use Grape Filling Place filling between 2 UN-BAKED pie crusts. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes; then at 375 for 45 minutes. Place grape filling in pastry lined pan. Sprinkle oat streusel on top. Pour filling into 8 inch square or round pan or oven proof bowl. Dot with margarine. Bake in hot oven (400 degrees), about 35 minutes, until bubbling hot. Remove from oven, cover with Biscuit Topping; return to oven and bake about 20 minutes. Serve warm. Seedless Grape Coffee Cake Make coffee cake according to box directions. Pour into greased (or buttered) 9 inch round baking pan. Top with seedless grapes. Mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle over grapes. Bake according to box. From Sandy Pruden 1 package coffee cake mix 2 cups seedless grapes, washed ¼ cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. nutmeg
New Grape Order Grapes are everywhere around the world. They stimulate us in different aspect of our lives, and help makes our culture what it is today.