We have wild Muscadines & Scuppernongs growing along our fence line at the Country property. They have been there for a long time. We decided to build a couple of arbors to try & train them to grow where we can pick them instead of putting a ladder in the back of a pick-up truck to pick them.
We built a couple of arbors on what I hoped was 1 of each. Here's the Muscadine arbor (very basic) waiting for the vine to spread across the top.
I had grapes on it soon after.
But they just didn't ripen very fast.
Justin went to the Country House to mow in preparation for our Labor Day long weekend harvested some that finally ripened for me.
This is the Muscadine vine which he brought some home for me to have for a snack today.
Here is the Scuppernong one that I had only hoped was the white variety & it seems to be. I will find out this weekend.
After only pulling a few vines from each wild plant, they seem to be taking hold. Cross your fingers that we will have enough to make wine in a few years!