Mustang Grapes (Vitis Mustangensis)

Mustang Grapes are a native wild grape vine that are easily identified by their leaves. The underside is always white.

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Mustang Grapes and Leaves

They are not edible straight off the vine. In fact the acidity could give you burns, which I unfortunately found out first hand.

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Ripening Mustang Grape

Once ripened to a dark purple, the grapes can be turned into a fairly good wine or a jelly if you take care to adjust the acidity of the juice. Make sure to wear gloves and old clothing while harvesting. The juice can stain badly and, of course, burn.

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Ripe Mustang Grapes
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