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mustang grape seeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by richnchicks, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. richnchicks

    richnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    i see on the treats chart that it's okay to feed seedless grapes. is it okay to take the seeds out of mustang grapes and still feed the rest of the grapes or is there something in the grapes that will hurt them? thanks.
    rich
     
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    what in the name of texas are mustang grapes? wild?
     
  3. Dennis1979

    Dennis1979 Out Of The Brooder

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    You know, I have lived in east Texas all my life and have spent a fair amount of time in the countryside and never saw (as far as I know) or ever heard of a Mustang Grape until about a year ago. At first I thought people were talking about Muscadines which are everywhere and I've picked bucket loads of those in my life, but apparently the Mustang Grape is something else.

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  4. Peaguy

    Peaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mustangs are small wild VERY tart little grapes that grow everywhere except where you want them to. but especially along fence rows all over Texas. They make THE BEST jelly ever!!!I can't answer with all confidence about giving them to the chicks with or without seeds but I can say I have eaten a ton of Mustang grape jelly and a few right off the vine and they never hurt me.... I would feed them... dunno if they would eat them as tart as they are but....
     
  5. richnchicks

    richnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    i've known about mustang grapes for a long time even though i just moved to Texas a year ago. used to vacation here for years. for a REAL surprise, just grab one off the vine like you would a regular sweet grape. you will find out how fast you can spit! lol. last year was a really good year for them in my yard but i wasn't ready to do anything with them. this year i have ZERO. with all the vines we have on my place not even one grape. my friend down the road had a few and gave them to me. not enough to do anything with. i've heard that at about 10:1 ratio of water to juice makes pretty good grape juice, too. maybe next year it will be wetter so they grow better here.
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  6. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    how cool. a whole new fruit I've never even heard of. Wonder if they grow up north of you, or really just there . . .
     
  7. richnchicks

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    i've lived in detroit, Chicago, mobile, kansas city, memphis and traveled all over and only heard about them in Texas. they may be in several southern states. about as rare as scuppernons (sp).
    rich
     
  8. Dennis1979

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    Quote:Weird. I have never seen them. Perhaps they just don't grow in my area. I spend a lot of time in the country at a family place near Woodville and my in-laws place up North of Jasper. Like I said we have Muscadines growing wild everywhere and they make excellent jelly and wine. In fact they usually start ripening about now and I have my eye on a few patches [​IMG]

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  9. richnchicks

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    i really wouldn't be surprised if they are the same. just a local name for them. are the muscadines really tart?
    new info- just looked up mustang and muscadine grapes. they are definately from different plants.
    rich
     
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