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The Scuppernong grape is the state fruit of North Carolina. This muscadine grape vine is native to NC and grows well in the Southern United States and beyond. It has green to bronze fruit that is medium to large in size. The Scuppernong Grape Vine is a heavy producer so you will have plenty of fruit to share!
Scuppernong fruit is utilized for fresh eating, wine, juice, jellies, jams, and more. Muscadine grapes are an extremely healthy, vitamin rich fruit that your family with love.
- Scuppernong grapes support a healthy immune system, cardiovascular system, and normal cell function. They have higher antioxidant and phytonutrient levels than standard grapes and are an excellent source of resveratrol.
- A native plant! The Scuppernong Grape Vine is native to the Carolinas and commonly found throughout the Southern US and beyond.
- Fast growing and easy to maintain. Scuppernong Grape Vines are drought tolerant. Once established they require very little care.
- Heavy producer! Did you know that a Scuppernong Grape Vine produces 4 times the fruit of standard grapes?!
When to pick Scuppernong grapes. Pick these grapes when they are ripe. They will not continue to ripen off the plant. Taste will be the best indicator of ripeness. When they are sweet and delicious go ahead and start harvesting your fruit.
How to eat Scuppernong grapes. Simply bite down to break the skin and pop the fruit open. You can discard the skin as it tends to be on the tough side and spit out the seeds or eat them.
Difference between Scuppernong and Muscadine. Muscadine is a group of grapes native to the southeastern and south-central United States from Florida to Delaware and west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. Scuppernong is a wild variety of Muscadine grape that was discovered along the Scuppernong River in North Carolina.
A Scuppernong Grape Vine is very easy to maintain. Water deeply 1-3 times per week (more the first couple weeks and slowly taper down) for the first few months to get them established. Once established these vines are drought tolerant but a moist, well-drained soil (especially the first year) will offer the best growth and fruit. Fertilize with our slow release fertilizer in spring. Prune in late winter or early spring when the vine is dormant to invigorate an older plant or to keep your plant size controlled.
Train your Scuppernong Grape Vine up a trellis or arbor. You won’t have to do much work; this vine climbs naturally. This is a great way to turn a fruit producing crop into a landscape feature. You can even use Scuppernong vines to cover an old fence. Create a Scuppernong arbor or muscadine draped fence and turn this vine into a piece of art!