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Vitis rotundifolia Michx.
Muscadine, Scuppernong grape
USDA Symbol: VIRO3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Muscadine is a vigorous, high-climbing or prostrate, deciduous vine, sometimes reaching lengths in excess of 90 ft. Large leaves are round and shiny with broad, blunt teeth. Shiny, purple-black to bronze berries ripen in Sept. and Oct. and fall promptly. The bark of this wild grape is not exfoliating.
The berries make good jelly.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Size Notes:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun
AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV Native Distribution:
FL to e. TX, n. to PA & MO Native Habitat:
Open woods USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils.
Conditions Comments: The berries make good jelly.
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Edible Plants for North Georgia
January 10, 2010
We are planning a forest food garden in the hollers of the N GA Mountains.
Which edible fruit, nut, berry, herb and creepers would be best for this reddish, clay-like soil? The food garden is in...
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Record Modified: 2009-04-24
Research By: TWC Staff