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Old 04-05-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
Apr 2006
central PA
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I'm going to try growing some Concord vines. I harvested about a tablespoon of seeds from several pounds of concord grapes that were grown locally. I dried them and they've been in cabinet storage for about 9 months.

Does anyone know if Concord grape seeds need to be cold-stored (frozen) for proper germination? Any pointers for soil amelioration?

Secondary: sweet dessert mead
Conditioning: black raspberry port #1, black raspberry port #2; annual apple wines (2); Concord wine
Bottled and being imbibed: Santa's Magic Potion (seasonal holiday ale); gamay beaujolais #1, standard port, blueberry dessert wine, ice wine
Bottled and Aging: dry mead, sack mead
On deck: gamay beaujolais #2, cherry wine, peach wine; Trappist Dubbel; English strong ale

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Old 04-05-2007, 09:55 PM   #2
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This might not work well, as most grapes are grown on rot-resistant root stock with the good grapes grafted on.

In any case, you will save years of time buying bare root vines. This is the right time of year to do it.
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