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Muscadine and Bunch Grapes

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!

Pollinating Muscadine Grapes

Choose at least one self-pollinating grape to pollinate up to four females, or if you want only one, choose a self-pollinating variety.


   Click Here 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).

Sorry, not available at this time. 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).

SELF-POLLINATING

Alachua Muscadine Grape 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 Muscadine Grape 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).





Nesbit Muscadine Grape 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 Muscadine Grape 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 Muscadine Grape 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).

Bunch Grapes (Vitus spp. hybrids)

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).



Grapes and Trellising

One arm, two arm, horizontal versus overhead arbor. Oh my gosh, which one shall we do?? The basic story is you do need to train and prune grapes and kiwis to get them to fruit. Overhead arbors are beautiful additions to the orchard and offer a wonderful place to sit and rest and enjoy the view. They're a little more work to set up and prune, but well worth the effort.

The single wire trellis is the simplest method, and the one most used by the commercial grower. Two and three wire horizontal trellises offer great possibility for use as living fences. And last, but not least, is the tee bar trellis, which is my personal favorite. It offers me the greatest yield for the least amount of labor in pruning and is the easiest to pick. We'll provide you a great hand-out in your shipment that explains how to use these various methods.



Just the Facts

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