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Questions About Muscadine Plants

Asked by
Paulapooh on
June 11, 2016
NC zone 7 or 8 kind of on the line

Q. Muscadines

I have two muscadine grapevines that I started from seed about 4 years ago. They are growing beautifully and last year made little flowers as they are doing now.. but last year they never made grapes. I thought that maybe the vine I had gotten the seed from was not self-fertile so I bought a Late Fry earlier this year to help, but it only has one cluster of flowers so I don’t know if that will be enough to help out my older vines.

It’s hard to tell if what is on the vine is flowers or baby grapes. First time I have grown grapes. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks 🙂 Paula

Answered by
LuvaLeigh on
June 12, 2016
A.

It does take a few years for Muscadines to mature enough to produce fruit. As long as they are growing and maintaining a healthy structure you should see fruit soon. Here is an article about caring for your Muscadine vine;
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/grapes/muscadine-grapevine-planting.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 30, 2017

Q. Pruning runners on muscadines

Should runners on muscadines without fruit be cut or pruned during the summer?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 1, 2017
A.

Other then removing dead material you should only prune during dormancy.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/grapes/pruning-muscadine-grapes.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 4, 2017

Q. pruning muscadine grape vines

Our grape vine is SERIOUSLY overgrown. Can I cut at least part of it back this month?

Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 5, 2017
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Grapes are ideally pruned every winter, because that way you will avoid removing leaves that are still actively providing energy for the plant. You can remove some of the overgrowth now, but keep this to a minimum and remove the rest of the overgrowth after the vine has lost all its leaves. Here's more about how to prune grapevines:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/grapes/prune-grape-vine.htm
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/642
http://articles.extension.org/pages/31140/pruning-grape-vines:-an-overview

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Asked by
msimpsonmd on
December 14, 2017
Ashville, AL

Q. muscadine trellis wire

Is 1/8″ cable wire sufficient for muscadine vines? Some sites recommend 9 gauge wire but I have access to an adequate amount of 1/8″
Thank you
Michael

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 14, 2017
Certified Expert
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That should, actually, be fine. There would be no harm in, at least, trying. If it doesn't hold than you will be back to the same point. Nothing lost. I would say go for it and see if it holds.

Here is a link to more information about Muscadines: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/grapes/muscadine-grapevine-planting.htm

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Asked by
mmmulkey on
July 28, 2018
asheville nc ...zone 7???

Q. how to produce scuppernong friut

Are they cross pollinators? Plants are 3-4 years old.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
July 29, 2018
Certified Expert
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These will self pollinate, but multiple plants will give you a better crop. This article will help you with the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/grapes/muscadine-grapevine-planting.htm

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Asked by
Cowfeeder on
May 20, 2019
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Q. Muscadine vine wilting

My vine is wilting. I see no insects on leaves or vine. There are no spots or insect damage to leaves or vine. We’ve had plenty of rain. Any ideas?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 20, 2019
Certified Expert
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Without photos, and the last statement of rainfall amount, I would guess that they have contracted a fungal infection.

Luckily, this will be easy to stave off. Use DOLOMITIC LIME and WETTABLE SULFUR together according to all instructions. Since you can't control the rainfall, this will be your best defense against infection to have these in the soil. I would apply this at least once or twice per year as a preventative, as well.

This article will give you more information on growing grapes: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/grapes/growing-grapevines.htm

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