Muscadines are easy to grow in the home garden in North Carolina. As a native species, the muscadine is well adapted to our climate and growing conditions. Pest and disease issues are generally minor and can be ignored. Unless you plan to make your own wine, choose large-fruited, sweet varieties. You won’t need many vines!
We have an online workshop this summer for home gardeners interested in raising muscadines:
Wednesday August 11, 2021 and Saturday, August 14, 2021: Backyard Muscadine Production. 10:00 am -11:30 am. An online class via Zoom – same content both dates. If you’d like to grow a few muscadine vines in your garden, or if you have some and aren’t sure how to care for them, this virtual workshop is for you. The workshop will cover variety selection, planting, trellising, pruning, fertilization, and ongoing care for your vines.
Led by Chuck Blethen, Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard (Marshall, NC) and Mack Johnson (NC Cooperative Extension, Robeson County, NC).
Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden (NC)
Muscadine Production Basics (PowerPoint)
Muscadine Grape Family Activity Guide (NC)
Muscadine Grapes for the Home Garden (Arkansas)
Home Garden Muscadines (Georgia)
Home gardeners also may find the production information for commercial producers helpful as well.