[NAFEX] When are Muscadines Ripe?

athagan at atlantic.net athagan at atlantic.net
Tue Sep 9 08:31:38 EDT 2008

Quoting "Dr.O'Barr" <Topgun at Otelco.net>:

> Some muscadine varieties shed easily and some cling tightly. Jumbo   
> is best when the entire stem end of the berry turns black like the   
> rest of the berry. My neighbor picked his about a week ago but they   
> were only half ripe here in zone 7, 30 miles south of Huntsville,   
> AL. Most of my many varieties are still green or just turning. Some   
> few Darlenes are ready as are some Black Frys.

Mine are nearly gone now.  Still have a few out there.  I got maybe  
half of what I should have thanks to tropical storm Fay.  I picked  
everything I could before she came in to drop twelve inches of rain.   
Much of what was left ended up on the ground.

Gainesville, Florida area.


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