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Native rainforest grapes
« on: May 07, 2019, 08:24:08 AM »
Hi,
found some edible grapes in the Borneo jungle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioFykP3v8v0

 I read that there are related species in America. Are those edible, too?

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Re: Native rainforest grapes
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 11:31:15 AM »
Wow! That is so cool!

The American grapes that I am familiar with are muscadine, which is Vitis rotundifolia.
Those sure remind me of the muscadine I have tried!

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Re: Native rainforest grapes
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 11:48:29 AM »
We have lots of feral American grapes in Germany, some probably muscadine but hard to id. I like to harvest them around my farm. ☺️The German authorities call them Amerikanerreben and try to eradicate them.
The jungle grapes tastet like unripe Amerricanerreben

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Re: Native rainforest grapes
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 04:06:03 PM »
Those tropical grapes look similar to these found in Australia.At 16:20 Les Hiddins finds somme and eats them.Says they taste good.Maybe yours were unripe. https://youtu.be/SwE9ai-XFwM

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Re: Native rainforest grapes
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 08:16:20 AM »
No, the fruit Les is eating is Cayratia trifolia. I found this just a couple miles from the other grapes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3QxK9DwtY

I was actually trying to ask if anyone has some experience with the Central American Amphelocissus species.

Btw the bush tucker man and his videos rock. One day i will go to Australia and try all those rare fruit. Just foraged Bunya pine for the first time two weeks ago.

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Re: Native rainforest grapes
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 05:14:37 PM »
I will have to see If I can find my links (seen your post a while back.)
, but I wonder if your it's pepper vine your thinking of grows in the south, but I have no experience tasting it.

https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ampelopsis+arborea


Fruit - raw or cooked. A poor taste[177]. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter and contains 3 seeds[200, 235]. It is carried in small bunches on the plant, rather like grapes[K]. The flesh is thin and inedible[235].

 

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