Want to grow grapes in the south? If so, you have two choices, plant muscadines or plant another type of grape and watch the vines die. While table, wine, and concord type grapes rarely live for more than a few years in our area, muscadines thrive.
This tough, native grape can be found growing along woodland edges throughout the south and is easily cultivated in home gardens. Both bronze and black muscadine varieties are available. Both types are delicious to eat fresh, with an intense fruity taste, and make wonderful jams, jellies, pies, juices, and wines.
Learn more! Read the rest of the story on the Pender Cooperative Extension website: http://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page=news&ci=LAWN+95.
Photo by: Connie Fisk, Extension Associate, NC Cooperative Extension.