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[nafex] Making Grape Jelly

Hi NAFEX Pros:

This year finds me with an abundance of seeded Concord Grape and the need is 
great to make jelly and anything else I can do with them.  In the past when 
I made grape jelly some jars came out fine, but, others were not as firm as 
a good jelly should be.  Also the pot that I used to boil the jars in has 
developed holes in the bottom and needs to be replaced.  I looked at a 
pressure canner at the local hardware store and wondered if this is what I 

The grapes are about 5 to 7 days away from being "just right" after a dry 
summer where most of the lawn turned brown and the grapes thrived.  In the 
past 3 days we have had 11 inches of rain and up to 5 more inches of rain is 
expected in the next 3 days as the thunderstorms roll through.  What can I 
expect in the way of an impact on the grapes?


Ward Barnes
Costal Zone 7
Near the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay.
Wake, VA

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