Grow Muscadine Vines from The Mother Vine

The Mother Vine Company is proud to offer Muscadine Vines (vitis rotundifolia). Our vines are one year old and have been proven to grow and produce delicious muscadines.  In fact, we offer direct cuttings from The Mother Vine itself (100% DNA match).  She has produced muscadines for hundreds of years.   You too can Grow Living History!

Southerners have long loved to grow muscadine vines for the sweet fruit and as a healthy food choice. We now offer a muscadine vineyard starter kit with 3 one-year-old Scuppernong vines and 1 one-year old Tarheel muscadine vine.

The Mother Vine is a Scuppernong. Scuppernongs are a bronze cutlivar (light golden/”white” juice) and are always female.

Scuppernong Muscadine Vine Fruit

Scuppernong Muscadine Vine Fruit

One must have a male or perfect flower in the area to pollinate the flowers, therefore we offer the Tar Heel muscadine vine. The Tar Heel is a black cultivar (red juice) and is a perfect flower (both male and female parts).

The Tar Heel Muscadine fruit

The Tar Heel Muscadine fruit

Grow Muscadine Vines Frequently Asked Questions (and great links) –

Where to plant? Muscadines are native to the south eastern United States and thrive in Zones 7-10.  Want to find out your zone?  Click here for an interactive map from the United States Department of Agriculture.  To thrive, they need 6 – 8 hours of sunlight.

What pH levels do muscadines prefer? A pH level between 6 – 6.5

Where do you plant them?
Select a sunny location with good air circulation. The vines prefer well-drained soil with a pH between 6 and 6.5.

What fertilizer should I use? In early Spring, use either 14-14-14 or 10-10-10.

How often should I water them? Muscadines are drought tolerant, though the first year requires moist soil.  After the first year, watering weekly will help produce larger fruit.

How often should I prune?  Annually during the winter.  Muscadines produce fruit on new growth.

Many great internet sites exist that outline what is needed – here are our favorite sources:

The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Services

Southern Living

Clemson University’s Cooperative Extension