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how to ship fresh grapes..

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Bi0sC0mp, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure if this is the right place to post this if not sorry i got a bunch of fresh

    Muscadine grapes how would i go about shipping this to someone if i wanted to thanks alot
     
  2. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they are not overly ripe Muscadines have a very tough skin, so I would think a nice heavy box well cushioned with crumpled newspaper should do the trick.
     
  3. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

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    soak them in 5 gal of water with 5lb sugar and 3 TBS yeast for about 14 days.

    Filter, bottle, then send them to me! LOL!

    Really though,
    wrap each bunch in newspaper. then pack them in a lerge box surrounded by wads of crinkled newspaper but not too tightly or they will bruise.
    seal with tape and ship overnight.
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Just make sure you aren't shipping them anywhere that is against ag. regulations. We have some friends in Hawaii who got in big trouble for trying to send some avacados to a friend in the contintental US.
     
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If Florida Muscadines are like the ones that grow in Texas they don't grow in bunches they are single grapes...you have to pick them like blueberries, one at a time. They are about the same size as a blueberry and they have the same tough skin as a blueberry so I would think however you would ship a blueberry would work here.
     
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  6. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks but they do grow in bunches and are a lot bigger then a blueberry for sure
     
  7. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give my eye teeth for a few of those grapes seeds. My MIL took some cuttings of some Muscadines out in the woods and planted them on her fence at her house. They grew like wildfire and we had many years of happy grape jelly days. When she passed away they sold the house and that was the end of our grapes.

    I have tried several times to get some to grow on my fence and they just die. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
     
  8. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will take a pick shortly so u all can see what mine look like
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I love, love, LOVE muscadines! Post Familie Vineyards sells bottled muscadine juice and it is WONDERFUL! Last time I ordered it was free shipping in continental US. Would make great, great jelly. My bro.-in-law used to ship plant cuttings and produce in an inexpensive styrofoam cooler with cushioning material like shredded paper or packing peanuts or excelsior inside, depending on what was being shipped.
     
  10. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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