Fruit Muscadine Grape Bronze Female 'Scuppernong'

Grower's Comments: An excellent Female Muscadine Grape; plant with a Male Muscadine Grapeertile Muscadine

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Vine, various

Between 150 - 200

USDA Zone 7 to USDA Zone 9

Full Sun


FUN FACTS

A true North Carolina NATIVE GRAPE, named for the Town and River of Scuppernong; If not the Mother Of All Muscadine grapes, then certainly the closest relative to be found.

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5g$16.50
3g$12.95

Muscadines, found in the Southeastern states, are about 1 1/2-inches in size and have a large, tough outer skin. They don't grow in tight bunches like grapes, but in clusters of 4 or more fruits. They're commonly used in jams, jellies, wines, or any other recipes using grapes. The muscadine is actually a native American grape, Vitis rotundifolia. When Leif Erickson or Bjarni Herjulfson discovered America and called it Vine land, they might have named it that because they saw a bunch of muscadine vines. Where did the name come from? When the early settlers arrived in America, they were familiar with the muscat grape, which is a French grape that is used in making muscatel wine. And the word muscat derives from the Latin muscus, which describes the smell of a male musk deer. The early settlers called the sweet, musk-scented wild grapes that they found here by the same name as the sweet grapes they had known in Europe, and that eventually became muscadine. The 'scuppernong' is a greenish, or bronze, variety of muscadine. At first it was simply called the Big White Grape. During the 17th and 18th centuries cuttings of the mother vine were placed into production around Scuppernong, a small town in North Carolina. The name 'Scuppernong' originally comes from an Algonquin Indian name, Ascopo for the sweet bay tree. Ascupernung, meaning place of the Ascopo, appears on early maps of North Carolina as the name of a river in Washington County that runs into the Albemarle Sound. By 1800 the spelling of the river had become Scuppernong. Soon the name of the town and river came to be applied to the grapes grown in the area. In this roundabout fashion, ascopo, the Algonquin word for sweet bay tree became scuppernong, the word for a variety of wild grape. Taken From: southern-food.about.com/library/weekly/aa091998.HTML. Spur pruning recommended.