Some Sources of Muscadine Information

Finding good information about growing muscadine grapes is difficult.  I put together a few good sources below.   Mississippi Fruit and Nut Blog: http://msfruitextension.wordpress.com/   Follow Dr. Stafne on Twitter: www.twitter.com/EStafne (@EStafne)   Establishment and Production of Muscadine Grapes: http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p2290.pdf … Continue reading

Muscadine Field Day Presentation — Insect Pests of Muscadine Grapes

Dr. Blair Sampson, USDA-ARS, gave a presentation on important insect pests of muscadine grapes.  Although muscadines don’t have too many serious pests there are a few to be concerned with.  See more details below. Grape Flea Beetle — The grape … Continue reading

Muscadine Field Day Presentation — 10 Steps to Successful Muscadine Growing

Dr. Wayne Porter (MSU-ES) gave a presentation on how to grow successful muscadine grapevines.  See the text of his presentation below: 10 Steps to Successful Muscadine Growing  Prepared by Wayne Porter, Area Horticulture Agent, Mississippi State University Extension Service, Meridian, … Continue reading

Muscadine Field Day Presentation — How to Fertilize Muscadine Grape Vines

Dr. Eric Stafne spoke at the 2012 Muscadine Field Day on the topic of how to fertilize muscadine vines.  See photo below: Below are some easy steps for fertilizing muscadine vines throughout their lifetime. How to Fertilize Muscadine Grapes   … Continue reading

Muscadine Field Day Presentation – Muscadine Diseases and their Control

Dr. Barbara Smith from the USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory in Poplarville, MS gave a talk on muscadine diseases and how to control them (see photo below). Dr. Smith was also generous enough to allow a copy of her … Continue reading

Muscadine Field Day Presentation — Muscadine Cultivars

Dr. Stephen Stringer from the USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory in Poplarville, MS delivered a talk on muscadine cultivars (see photo below).  He even brought some samples for attendees to taste. Dr. Stringer provided the list and descriptions below: … Continue reading

Muscadine Field Day Presentation — Nutritional Facts about Muscadine Fruit

Dr. Donna Marshall presented on the nutritional facts regarding muscadine berries (see photo below): Muscadine grapes have several unique and distinguishing chemical characteristics, particularly the presence of ellagic acid.  Ellagic acid is commonly present in other fruits, such as raspberry, … Continue reading