Scuppernong season

Last weekend while hanging out in eastern North Carolina, we had the chance to pick some scuppernongs at a friend's farm before the harvesters came to take them away.

These bronze, thick-skinned grapes are native to this area and are the state fruit of North Carolina. They make a deliciously sweet juice, and are also good for jams and jellies. But the grapes you see here will soon be made into scuppernong wine, or as we call it here, North Carolina white. :)

When I lived in Vienna four years ago, I became a fan of the stuff they call Sturm. I think Scuppernong Sturm would go over well here in the Carolinas. If anyone knows how to make it, please let me know!

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