Grapes are small oval berries with soft skin and translucent tart to sweet tasting flesh. Grapes can be seedless or contain small seeds, range in color from light green, to purple, to red to black and come in a variety of sizes.
Table Grapes make for a healthy tasty snack and can be used to make raw fruit and vegetable salads, juice, jams and jellies. Wine grapes vary widely and are specifically grown to make a variety of wines. Raisin grapes are primarily used for dried fruit.
Popular grape varieties include Emperor grapes (grown in Europe), Concord grapes (grown in North America) and Gamay grapes (grown in France).
Grapes contain flavonoids which are essential for maintaining good health.
They differ in color (green, amber, red, blue-black and purple), size, taste and other physical characteristics.
Sundar khawani green colored and oval grapes are more sweet then the round ones. Quetta and Afghanistan are the main cultivation area of grapes.
Selecting and Buying
The grapes should be plump and firmly attached to the stem. Look at their color: The tones should be even. The green grapes should have a yellowish hue, while the purple grapes should be a robust purple with no greenish tinge.
As for tools, we recommend a 4 armed kniffen system. This system is made up of wires and stakes. It is what you use to grow and cultivate your grapevines. Next, you'll need a shovel, pruning shears, wire clippers, and a good pair of gloves certainly will help in planting them.
You'll start planting in the early spring. You can plant the vines at a depth of 3 to 5 feet and make sure the vines are 6 to 8 feet apart from the next plant. A year after you originally planted you will go out and start the pruning process.
Preparation and Use
Grapes that are eaten as is or used in a recipe are called table grapes as opposed to wine grapes (used in viniculture) or raisin grapes (used to make dried fruit).
When you’re ready to eat them, wash grapes in a colander under cold water.
Conserving and Storing
Refrigerate grapes in the bag they came in...
Don’t wash grapes when you get them home. Store them in the refrigerator, in the bag they came in. They should last three to five days.