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Godspeed Little Berries
« on: November 11, 2011, 05:08:57 PM »
Just pitched my anual batch of muscadine wine yesterday; frothing nicely @65f as we speak.

 28 pounds picked from my yard. Should come in around 13%
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Re: Godspeed Little Berries
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 12:24:24 AM »
That's awesome. Got any pics?

I remember you talking about them before. I've only heard of mustang grapes in my area.
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Re: Godspeed Little Berries
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 08:18:39 AM »
I forgot to take pics ::)  I'll try to remember next year and document the process.
 
 I think mustang grapes are somewhat simular to muscadines. I believe muscadines would grow well in your area because they are "native" all the way west to Texas. They are very heat tolerant. They grow wild everywhere around here but a pain to gather. They usually grow to the tops of trees and are impossile to reach. I planted some on horizonal trelisses.

The cultivated varieties are reasonablly cheap. I bought mine from here: http://isons.com/index.html

I found a wild scuppernog vine in the edge of a field and last spring I laid a runner along the ground and placed a rock on it. Around February I will cut it and plant it also in my "vineyard".
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