Friday, August 19, 2005


Scuppernong grapes.My blueberries have been done for a month now, but the muscadine and scuppernong grapes are just now beginning to ripen. The scuppernongs in this shot still need to develop a bronzey hue, but it won't be long. They have a flavor that is hard to beat...they also have huge seeds and tough skin, but those are minor inconveniences.  Posted by Picasa

11 comments:

Rurality said...

Slobber slobber... I think muscadines are my favorite. Muscadine jelly, mmmm!

Floridacracker said...

Rurality,
Don't you know it! How do you describe the flavor of the muscadine family to our Yankee...er northern friends? I doubt if they get shipped north since they don't keep all that well.
Muscadine wine is pretty tastey too. My Papa used to make a batch each year.

Zanne said...

Wow...huge! Do they have these in the Carolinas? I'm leaving for there a week from Thursday, and I'm going to see if I can find some!

Zanne said...

P.S. I'll trade some muscatine jelly for some corn cob jelly. Any takers?

thingfish23 said...

Don't forget, they make good home-made wine, too. Not that I've ever done that, but I would if I knew how!

thingfish23 said...

Dang - you beat me to the wine-punch, FC. I just scrolled up and saw that...

swamp4me said...

Zanne, yes, we do have scuppernongs and muscadines in the Carolinas...they grow wild here. Are you going to NC or SC? I live in northeastern NC and our grapes aren't ripe yet -- they typically get ripe in September here and hang on well into October.

Zanne said...

Myrtle Beach and then down to Charleston....hopefully revisiting McClellanville. I'll be mightily upset if those shrimp boats are gone!

Floridacracker said...

Zanne, Swamp,
I think the big Muscadine/scuppernong plant breeder was a gentleman named Frye and I thought he was a Carolinian.

Thing,
Great minds dude :)

All,
They do grow wild like Swamp said. Why I was up on my very tall ladder trimming branches the other day and I could munch dark wild muscadines as I worked.

Floridacracker said...

Zanne,
Check out Beaufort, SC.

Floridacracker said...

Zanne,
Corn Cob jelly???? Is there a food shortage in the midwest?