What are concord grapes used for?!

Question: What are concord grapes used for!?
I guess I've been living under a rock because I just discovered concord grapes!. They are good but they are so weird!! What are they used for other than just eating!? They are not like your average grape!. Why are they so weird!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

I like to wash them well than freeze them and eat them when hard, they taste like popsicles!Www@FoodAQ@Com

My mother always uses them for homemade jam!. And it is fantastic!.!.!.

but they can also be used for juice, wines, and in sweets!.

They also have great nutrition value, since they harbor antioxidants and useful vitamins and minerals!.

also found this on the internet!.!.!.

"Ephraim Wales Bull developed the first Concord grapes, after extensively cultivating a range of New World grapes!. It is possible that he crossed his grapes with Old World grapes, but in either case he developed a consistent, very cold hardy grape which was released on the market in 1854!. He named his grapes after Concord, Massachusetts, the town very close to his homestead!. Today, Concord grapes make up almost a tenth of the American grape crop!."

Concord grapes are a cultivar derived from the grape species Vitis labrusca (a!.k!.a!. fox grape) which are used as table grapes, wine grapes and juice grapes!.

The skin of a Concord grape is typically dark blue or purple, and often is covered with a lighter colored "bloom" which can be rubbed off!. It is a slip-skin variety, meaning that the skin is easily separated from the fruit!. Concord grapes have large seeds and are highly aromatic!. They are often used to make grape jelly, grape juice, grape-flavored soft drinks, and candy!. The grape is sometimes used to make wine, particularly kosher wine, though it is not generally favored for that purpose due to the strong "foxy" (sometimes described as candied-strawberry/musky) flavor!. Traditionally, most commercially produced Concord wines have been finished sweet, but dry versions are possible if adequate fruit ripeness is achieved!.

The Concord grape was developed in 1849 by Ephraim Wales Bull in Concord, Massachusetts!. Bull planted seeds from wild Vitis labrusca and evaluated over 20,000 seedlings before finding what he considered the perfect grape, the original vine of which still grows at his former home!. The pollen parent is unknown, but although Concord is frequently considered to be basically a Vitis labrusca cultivar, some have argued that the hermaphrodite flowers suggest at least a small amount of Vitis vinifera in its pedigree!. This trait has not been proven to exist in any native American grapes!. However, Concord is definitely much more labrusca-like in its characteristics than vinifera-like!. Many consider the likely male parent to have been Catawba, itself probably half Vitis labrusca, which Bull had growing nearby!. Therefore it is more properly termed "Vitis x labruscana" rather than "Vitis labrusca"!.

In 1853, Bull's grape won first place at the Boston Horticultural Society Exhibition!. It was then introduced to the market in 1854!. Dr!. Thomas Bramwell Welch developed the first Concord grape juice in 1869!. Through the process of pasteurization, the juice did not ferment!. Welch originally introduced the grape juice to his church, to be used for communion!.

Concord grapes are often used to make grape jelly and are occasionally available as table grapes, especially in New England and also in Texas!. They are the usual grapes used in the jelly for the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and Concord grape jelly is universally sold in U!.S!. supermarkets!. Concord grapes are used for grape juice, and their distinctive purple color has led to grape flavored soft drinks and candy being artificially colored purple!. Recently, white grape juice with a milder flavor and less ability to stain fabric, primarily from Niagara grapes, has risen in popularity at the expense of Concord juice!. The dark colored Concord juice is used in some churches as a non-alcoholic alternative to wine in the service of communion!.

In the United States, more than 400,000 tons of Concord grapes are harvested in the northern regions and Pacific Northwest!. Washington produces the most, followed by New York!. This is about 8% of the total U!.S!. grape harvest!. However, Concord grapes are rarely seen on grocery store produce racks due to a preference for seedless grapes!.

The Concord grape is particularly prone to the physiological disorder Black leaf!. [1]

The Melbourne (Australia) suburb of Balwyn derived its name from a word coined by Arthur Murray!. He used Irish gaelic and Saxon words (baile & Wyn) meaning "home of" "wine"!. He crushed his first vintage on what is now Fintona Girls' School!. The grapes planted were Concord!.


actually they're mostly used in making concord grape jelly and jam!. you're right they have a wonderful aroma and flavor!. in the store you can usually smell them before you see them!. im gonna try the frozen grape idea!.!.!.!.chefguyWww@FoodAQ@Com

Eating - I eat them by the ton in season - at the beginning of the season I have been able to get seedless ones!. Love them, addicted to them!.

Otherwise jelly, jam and grape juice!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

The great American grape that is used for jellies ,jams , Welch's grape juice and the legendary Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine(K)

concord grapes are made for eating (not all grapes are) and juices (welches grape juice) and kosher wine apparently!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

they are used for juice and wine,not really as table grapes, because of the seeds!., and the thick skin, they make good juice, tho!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Because they were grown in Sleepy Hollow Cemetary located in Concord, Mass!. :) Lot of protien in the soil!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Jams, jellies, grape juice!. Pretty much anything other grapes are used for!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

They are mostly used in the making of kosher wine!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Jams!. I am not sure of weird part but they a good one!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Grape juice, grape jelly and concord wine!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

They are perfect for making jelly!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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