Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 1, 2006
Publication Date: July 1, 2006
Citation: Stringer, S.J., Marshall, D.A., Spiers, J.M., Sampson, B. 2006. Performance of Muscadine Grape (Vitis rotundifolia Michx) Cultivars in Mississippi. HortScience p. 1069. Technical Abstract: Muscadines are grapes indigenous to the Southeastern United States, and they are highly prized for their unique fruity flavors. Factors including skin color, berry size, skin thickness, flower type, productivity, etc., vary among muscadine grape cultivars, making some cultivars more desirable for fresh market while others are better suited for processing and production of juice, jelly, and wine. A muscadine grape research vineyard was established in McNeil, Miss., in 1992 containing 37 named cultivars and numerous breeding lines. Performance of these cultivars was evaluated in 2001-2003 and results of these trials are present.