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Interesting way to preserve fresh grapes

 
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I read a really interesting article on how Afghans traditionally kept grapes fresh through the winter: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-did-people-store-fruit-before-fridges

Basically, they make a bowl of mud and straw and seal the grapes in there, then break open the mud container as-needed.  They're stored in a cool, dry place and can last for months that way.
 
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I wonder if this technique would work for other fruit than grapes. The article mentions that the variety of grape matters and that they use a late ripening one.

This is definitely something that's been on my mind recently. I don't have a cold cellar and the weather's been weird, but I have an apple tree that is just finishing that has awesome apples and I wish I could keep them longer without a lot of technology or power.

Similarly, as they were predicting rain (which actually came - yippee!) so I had my son pick *all* the prune plums out of fear they would split if it rained much. My kitchen floor is covered in buckets of them, and they're not *that* different from grapes!

It would take advance planning, as clearly the "clay bowls" have to be made and dried in advance - too late to solve my current problem!
 
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