This Muscadine grape vine is a must-have among Southern home landscapes! The Southern Jewel Muscadine grape vine shrub is a deciduous grape variety with attractive maple-like foliage that produces clusters of grapes containing 18% sugar.
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The deep purple black fruit is perfect for fresh eating fruit, excellent red wine, and fall color. The Muscadine vines can produce enough growth to cover an entire wall or arch over a walkway in a single year with only one vine. Perfect for any home garden!
The muscadine wine grapes are held in large tight clusters much like bunch grapes and other muscadine plants. These grapes have thick skin. The fruit will begin to ripen in September through October and are great for both canning, enjoying freshly picked, wines, juice, or jelly. Fruit production begins after 1 year as these 2 year old vines.
This Muscadine variety is special because it is a complex hydrid of Vitis rotundifolia, V. popenoei, V. munsoniana, and V. vinifera. The ornamental leaves have a cut leaf pattern that is unique to many other grapevine varieties.
Although this hybrid grape was created in 1994, Native Americans tended to wild muscadines as they grew throughout North America and especially in North Carolina.
Muscadine Grape Vine Care
Grow muscadine grapes in the southeastern United States USDA plant hardiness zones 7-10. It is heat tolerant and performs best in humid climates. The mature size of the Southern Jewel grape is up to 8-12 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide. Perfect for growing over a trellis post with pressure treated wood.
This cultivar prefers well-drained, sandy, loamy soil and bright, direct sunlight. This vine cultivar will produce small, non-fragrant flowers and is pest and disease resistant.
Prune grape vines in the late winter or early spring growing season. Pruning is best in the dormant season so a better view of the vines is visible. Fruit is produced on previous year’s new growth. Prune and trim back the vines so new fruiting spurs can produce southern grapes with high yields.
Although these vines are resistant to powdery mildew, the application of a slow release fertilizer when planting the vine will help to produce fruit on young vines. This is a self pollinating plant and does not require another to cross pollinate because it has both male and female flowering parts. It will help pollinate other female vines and fruit trees in the area.
Shipping restrictions to California and Arizona. The Muscadine grapevines are rooted in a container in soil, they do not ship bare root. Growing grapes is easy and can be mastered with little to no experience.
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Muscadinia vinifera X rotundifolia 'Southern Jewel'
- Edible fruit
- Attractive foliage
- Disease resistant
- Heat tolerant