Muscadines & Scuppernongs
Muscadines are one of the few species of grapes native to the United States. They can be seen hanging from vines all throughout the southeastern region during the warm summer months. With their unique sweet and tangy taste, muscadines have long been considered a staple of the South.
Muscadines have a long history in the United States and are often referred to as “America’s first grape." These southern grapes come in a variety of colors and sizes, ranging from bronze to black when they are ripe. A popular species of muscadine is the scuppernong, notable for its large white grape-like appearance. You can differentiate the two as ripened scuppernongs are a green color and muscadines are a darker purple, almost black.
There are several ways to delight your taste buds with the sweet muscadine flavor. Try them plain, in jams, or pies. They even make for a decadent dessert wine, popular among wine connoisseurs alike.
Don’t feel guilty when savoring these southern delicacies. This low-calorie snack, with only 65 calories per 1/2 cup serving, is rich with nutrients. Muscadines and scuppernongs are jam-packed with manganese, fiber, and antioxidants. One serving is estimated to provide 4.5 grams of your daily fiber intake alone.
Muscadines are ready to harvest beginning in August and should be available through September. We grow several acres of these native grapes at Jaemor Farms. Contact us to learn more muscadines and scuppernongs, or to inquire about their availability today!
Last updated: 5/23/17