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Wiring up scuppernongs
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Fatback    Posted 03-10-2002 at 04:46:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What is the best way to wire up "nongs"? Planted them 10' apart-planted a boy and a girl.


PCC-AL    Posted 03-10-2002 at 05:25:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Fatback,
There are many methods and the choice may be personal preference. I have a very old arbor that I rebuilt about six years ago. I cut the vines off nearly to the ground and cleaned out all the trash. I didn't rebuild the arbor high enough. I have to stoop over to walk under mine and pick. A friend nearby has his arbor built over head high so he can walk under it standing upright and pick. He even mows under it. Another guy not far from me has his built like a fence about five feet high and 25 feet long. He walks on either side to pick. It is much nicer to be able to mow under or on the sides and keep the weeds down. Good luck.


Fatback    Posted 03-10-2002 at 07:21:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks PCC-AL! At my age I believe overhead is the way I will go.


bob    Posted 03-10-2002 at 06:25:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
what are you talking about never heard any thing in midwest about them thanks


Hogman    Posted 03-11-2002 at 11:43:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Bob, I was ashamed ta ast that question,sure a native ta this end of town. Bet They're good ta wat tho.


Fatback    Posted 03-10-2002 at 07:18:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It is a southern thing- like grits, cotton and peaches. Probably will not grow well in the midwest. Recommended for temp. zones 7-9.


Fatback    Posted 03-10-2002 at 07:18:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It is a southern thing- like grits, cotton and peaches. Probably will not grow well in the midwest. Recommended for temp. zones 7-9.


FATBACK    Posted 03-10-2002 at 06:53:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Scuppernongs and Muscadines are wild grapes that have been hybridized. You can eat as is- make wine -jelly & jams- anything that you can do with grapes. Try them- have to plant male and female to get production.


Another thought that you probably already know - PCC-AL    Posted 03-10-2002 at 07:01:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
the white scuppernongs are said to be better than the red. Our arbor was once all white and the wild red muscadines nearby mixed so that now all the white are gone. There is supposed to be a little difference in a scuppernong and a muscadine, so I have been told.


Fatback    Posted 03-10-2002 at 07:12:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I planted two vines- a Carlos(bronze color)(male) and a Fry(golden colored female). I really do not know the difference but they are all good. LOL
Muscadine is what we always called the wild ones we found in the woods. Just a local thing I guess.


Redneck    Posted 03-11-2002 at 01:18:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have had white and golden.Both has high yield but for me it has to be the real thing.The wild ones just have a taste that make better wine and jelley.


Jamie    Posted 05-31-2002 at 14:37:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A friend of mine just told me about these grapes, and I would like to start some. Can a person grow these against a chain link fence? Do they need a LOT of sun?


Hogman    Posted 03-11-2002 at 11:49:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now We're gettin down to tha nitty gritty, are They same as or like Our wild grapes?
I buy and realy enjoy muscadine perserves I get down in Ark but whats left of em seems quit a bit larger'n Wild grape.


Redneck    Posted 03-13-2002 at 03:39:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
The ones we had were alot bigger but as we all know bigger is not ALWAYS better.I will always prefer the wild.


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