TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Vitis rotundifolia, Muscadinia rotundifolia, Muscadine Grape, Scuppernong, Bullace, Southern Fox Grape

Vitis rotundifolia, Muscadinia rotundifolia

Muscadine Grape, Scuppernong, Bullace, Southern Fox Grape
Family: Vitaceae
Origin: North America
USDA Zone: 5-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantFull sunRegular waterEdible plantDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Vitis rotundifolia, or Muscadine Grape is a deciduous plant native to North America, ranging from Delaware south to Florida, west to Kansas and Mexico. Muscadines are a sturdy vine or creeper with deeply dented evergreen leaves, producing small clusters of small, firm, juicy and sweet fruits that can range in color from bronze to dark purple to black when ripe. They have a skin sufficiently tough that biting a small hole in the skin to suck out the pulp inside is often necessary in order to eat the raw fruit.

The uses of the muscadine grape are diverse and delightful. Fresh muscadines can be eaten as is, or used to make jelly, jams, pies and other treats. They can also be juiced and made into wine. Furthermore, consuming muscadine grapes has many health benefits, as they are high in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and E and manganese. Muscadine wines and juices also boast other benefits such as relief from colds and flu.

For those looking to grow their own muscadine grapes, they need plenty of sun with good air drainage. Plant will grow in USDA Zone 5-9. When grown in northern climates, muscadines make great plants for container gardening, as long as they are provided with regular water.

Muscadine grapes are a delicious, healthy and versatile North American native. Not only can these grapes be eaten fresh, they can also be used to make juices, jellies and wines that are great for everything from a sweet wine to a health tonic. With some regular watering and plenty of sun, these hardy vines will bear a bounty of delicious grapes.


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Vitis x rotundifolia - Southern Home Seedless Grape

It is such a beautiful plant that you'll want it just for how it looks growing on your trellis or fence! The finely cut green, Grape leaves make this an airy and romantic vine, like it's posing for a painter's still life. But, it is so much more than a pretty face!
These beautiful vines are prolific fruit bearers. You will get cluster after cluster of deep purple-black perfectly round Grapes. The Grapes are firm, not mushy, and they have a nice balance between tart and sweet. They are perfect for eating fresh-out-of-hand or for juice.
These are a Muscadine hybrid, having been crossed between several types of grapes. They are very hardy and are great Grapes for the Deep South and coastal areas because they don't require a high amount of chill time to set their fruit or achieve their sweet/sour balance. They were bred out of the University of Florida so you know they'll handle hot, sultry summers.
Southern Home Grape is self-pollinating, too, so you don't have to plant other types of Grapes with it to get a good crop every year.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster

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