Development of New Muscadine Wine Grapes

Zhongbo Ren, Jiang Lu, Xia Xu, Fitz Bradley


Three white and five red wine muscadine grapes were selected from 6650 seedlings of FAMU’s muscadine breeding program. Horticultural characteristics, wine evaluation scores, and wine browning data indicate that these selections have advanced horticultural and/or wine characteristics over premium wine cultivars Carlos and Noble, making these the new premium wine grapes in the future.


Vitis rotundifolia Michx., grape shoot vigor, spur yield, fruit SSC, wine evaluation score, wine browning

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