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Near Wild Fruits New and Exotic
These spicy-sweet thick-skinned grapes are an old Southern favorite and are found growing wild throughout the lower South. They thrive with little care, and the vines can remain productive for 100 years! Modern breeding has brought us a wonderful range of varieties: wine grapes for the home vintner and jelly maker, plus delicious fresh-eating varieties, some as large as golf balls!
for the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to find out your areas hardiness zone.
Muscadine Varieties (Vitus rotundiflora)
FEMALES-- NEED POLLINATION
FRY Very large bronze grape (up to 1 3/8") with excellent quality even before fully ripe. Very large clusters
and super sweet. 21% sugar. Ripens late September. Needs pollination. Zones 8-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
HIGGINS Heavy producer of very large bronze grape with pink to
reddish-bronze skin. 17% sugar. Ripens early to mid September. Needs pollination.
Zones 7-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
JUMBO The name says it all. A huge black grape with an especially
vigorous vine. 16% sugar. Ripens September into October. Needs pollination. Zones
7-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
SUMMIT Thought by many to be better than Fry as
a commercial grape. Red-bronze fruit is 1 inch in diameter.
Excellent fresh eating grape. 20% sugar. Ripens early to mid September. Needs pollination. Zones 7-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
ALACHUA Premier fresh eating and wine grape.
Medium size black grape is sweet and juicy. Excellent production. 18% sugar.
Ripens September-October. Self-fertile. Zones 7-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
CARLOS One of our best pollinator grapes. Produces lots
of small, 1/2 inch bronze fruit. Excellent for jelly and wines. 16% sugar.
Ripens mid to late September. Self-fertile. Zones 7-9A. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
DELICIOUS Released in 2007 by the University of Florida, Delicious is a large
oval shaped grape that turns dark purple/black when ripe. Primarily a fresh eating grape, early
trials have shown it to be as good as Carlos for wine making. Heavy producer.
Ripens in early August.
Self-fertile. Zones 7-9A. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
DIXIE This University of Florida release is a very sweet bronze grape with low acidity. Excellent for fresh eating,
juices and jellies. 17-18% sugar. Ripens in September.
Self-fertile. Zones 7-9A. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft). VERY LIMITED.
FLORIDA FRY Florida's answer for the Fry grape's
problem with summer dieback. Bears heavy crops of large bronze
grapes. Very sweet, excellent for fresh eating. 20% sugar. Ripens mid to late September. Self-fertile. Zones 8-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
NESBITT A black fruited variety from North Carolina. Ripens over a month-long period. Flavor is a delicious Concord flavor with a spicy fox-grape twist. 20% sugar. Ripens mid to lateSeptember. Self-fertile. Zones 7-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
NOBLE Florida red wine grape. Makes beautiful dry red wine.
Blend with Southland for a pink chablis, very productive. 18% sugar. Ripens mid to late September. Self-fertile. Zones 7-9A. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
SOUTHERN HOME Excellent red wine grape if you're inclined.
Hybrid of a muscadine and a bunch grape. Beautiful, oak-shaped leaves. Fruit is almost black.
Patent #9454. 18% sugar. Ripens from August to November. Self-fertile.
Zones 7-9A. $15.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
SUNRISE Our own find. This variety is very large, up to
1 inch in diameter and sweet. Yellow bronze color with a crispy, almost
bunch-grape flavor. Skins are thin. Ripens in late August. Self-fertile.
Zones 7-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
TRIUMPH Developed by the University of Georgia, Triumph is a medium to large, pinkish bronze grape
that's sweet with a nice crunch. Great for fresh eating, juice and
jellies. Very productive. 17% sugar. Ripens in August.
Self-fertile. Zones 7-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
WELDER Medium sized bronze variety that's great for juice or wine making. So prolific and with such an extended harvest
time that you'll get 3 harvests of grapes!
18-19% sugar. Ripens August-September. Self-fertile. Zones 7-9. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
BLACK SPANISH Do you love red wine, red grape juice or red grape jelly?
Then the Black Spanish is for you. Large clusters of small bluish-black grapes.
Resistant to Pierce's disease. Self-fertile. Zones 8-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
BLANC DU BOIS Blanc Du Bois was developed by the University of Florida as
a white table grape and for wine production. Since it's release in 1987, it has found a
large following in the Florida, Louisana and Texas wine industry. It's also great for
juices and jellies. Large clusters of white (light green) grapes. Resistant to Pierce's disease.
Ripens in July. Self-fertile. Zones 8-10. $12.99 2 gal (2-3ft).
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