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  • From: "Richard O'Barr" <>
  • To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] muscadine grafting
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 22:58:40 -0500

I do not think you will have too much luck, but I really have not tried it.
I do however, have a vine of Southland which is a muscadine/grape (Vitus
rotundifolia with Vitus labrusca). It has more serrated leaves, the Japanese
beetles just crave it, and the grapes are good ; slightly elongated.
Richard O'Barr
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hal Love" <>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 4:27 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] muscadine grafting

> I have a number of old (30+ years) grape vines at our new place that I am
> now almost certain are Concord grapes. I intend to graft some different
> bunch grape varieties next spring onto these old root systems to speed up
> the establishment of new vines. I am also considering putting in some
> muscadine grapes. I have read that muscadine cannot be used as a rootstock
> for bunch grapes due to compatibility issues, but I was curious if
> could be grafted to the Concord rootstock, at least as a temporary measure
> until the new shoots could be layered onto their own roots.
> Thanks,
> Hal
> Whites Creek, TN
> USDA zone 6b
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