Monday, September 28, 2009

Muscadine : The South's Own Grape


Soul asked me what a muscadine was so I thought I'd post a picture and a little information about this wild (or cultivated) southern grape.

They're a good bit larger than most grape varieties and they're very good for you, even better than blueberries and blackberries some say. The skin is tougher than regular grapes and after I bite into one and enjoy the sweet, juicy insides, I love to chew on the skin to get that last burst of muscadine flavor. Grandma used to make purple muscadine jelly from the skins and white muscadine jelly from the insides.

Delicious!

Another favorite way to enjoy this fruit is muscadine wine. Post Familie winery in Arkansas makes some of my favorite varities; red, white, blush, all wonderful!

Whenever I taste a muscadine it brings back memories of walking along the cotton field turn rows in September looking for vines loaded with those wonderful fruits.

12 comments:

nickfromnt77 said...

Nice. I don't think I've ever tasted one.

Karen said...

I was wondering what they were when I saw your autumn photos,but didn't want to look like a fool and ask incase everyone else knew :-) What I wouldn't do for some of that jam...

SOUL: said...

thank you brenda... i knew it sounded familiar-- i just couldn't remember-- i know that doesn't surprise you :))

maybe my gramma (also from Arkansas) made jam and stuff with them. she was big time into gardening and canning etc.

anyhow-- thanks again..
happy monday

Donna said...

Love those things when I can find them!!! Great photo!!hughugs

bermudabluez said...

I've never heard of those! They sure sound great though. Fresh grapes...nothin' like them!! Oh....LOVE your new blog look!!

Sheila said...

Hello Brenda, Arkie here too. North of Little Rock.. Call home Georgia Ridge... We just bought ten acres and have many muscidine vines here as well. sooooooooooooooooooooooo good.. Love your photos.. My brother is into taking photos as well. He does pretty good. Have a great day, it is a cool one.

Debbie said...

You've educated me too. Gosh, the photo looks so real I opened my darn mouth to bite!!

I wonder if we have these in NC? That's what Google is for :)

This was nice of you to do for Soul. She's a nut isn't she? A good nut!!!
She cannot use these as fish bait!!

Debbie said...

http://www.ncmuscadine.org/index.html

Well I'll be darned....

Virginia Gal said...

Do they make pies out of this grape??

SOUL: said...

fish bait !!!
i'll try anything once ya know :))
gotta see if they have em here first tho :))

SquirrelQueen said...

I am originally from Georgia and I remember the muscadines well. Looking at the photo I can almost taste them, they are so good. We don't have them here just lots of vineyards.

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