Mustang Grapes (Vitis mustangensis), Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Tivoli, Texas July 2019

A couple months back I stumbled across some green Mustang Grapes and it made me so very curious to taste them once they ripened. Well, I finally got my wish a couple weeks back. The plump fruit was juicy and mildly sweet though the skin was quite tart. I employed a technique I learned as a kid when eating Concord grapes off the vines in our yard; I popped the entire globe in my mouth, sucked out the tender flesh, and spit out the skin (so not only were the grapes delicious, they were fun to eat, too).

Categories: Nature Notes

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