Muscadines are Starting to Pop

Plants that are well-adapted to their environment typically delay their budbreak as late as possible to avoid catastrophic events like frosts and freezes.  Trees like oaks and pecans fall into this category.  So do muscadine grapes.  Most of the vines still don’t have a lot of activity, but a couple days ago I took this photo of a vine with many leaves out on it.  The cultivar is Janet.  It is a self-fertile, bronze type with a large berry size, good flavor, high yields, and high sugar content. Mainly this cultivar is used for U-Pick or Fresh Market.

'Janet' muscadine leafing out

'Janet' muscadine leafing out

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