Carlos Muscadine Grape
One of the most popular muscadine varieties for making muscadine wine, Carlos produces beautiful white-skinned grapes with a very high sugar content, as much as 16%! Plants are vigorous, self-fertile and bear very heavy crops of muscadine grapes.
Native to the American South, Muscadine grapes are a unique species that are infamous and much loved by Southerners. Most of us in the North have never had the pleasure of tasting these unique treasures, but we are excited to experiment with them and offer them to gardeners around the country. Unlike most Vitis species commonly cultivated, Muscadine grapes often require another variety as a pollenizer, but other self-fertile females often suffice and both vines will produce fruit. We have to give a very special thank you to one of our favorite customers, Willie, for turning us on to Muscadine Grapes that he knew and loved from his time in the South. Thanks, Willie! You’re the best!
Latin Name: Vitis rotundifolia
Site and Soil: Grapes like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil. Grapes are drought resistant once they are established.
Rootstock Description: Self rooted
Pollination Requirements: Self fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to 0° F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in width on fence, trellis, arbor or other support.
Fruit Skin: Amber
Ripening Time: August-October
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
USDA Zone: 7-10