Majesty Muscadine Grape
Introduction by Florida A&M in 2008, the fruit from this vine is 25% larger than any known muscadine. Majesty was developed by crossing the ‘Supreme’ and ‘Triumph’ cultivars, two varieties held in high esteem. It has an attractive deep purple to black berry that has excellent sweet flavor. Adding to its value, Majesty has a long shelf life and a perfect balance of firm texture and thin skin. Majesty must be planted with another muscadine variety to ensure cross pollination.
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: Requires another muscadine grape for cross-pollination. We recommend Welder
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in width on fence, trellis, arbor or other support.
Taste: Sweet, firm texture, thin skin
Fruit Skin: Deep purple to black
Ripening Time: August-October
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
USDA Zone: 7-10