What are these? Grapes?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by NOOB, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. NOOB

    NOOB LawnSite Member
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    I was told when I bought my house these were grapes. But it looks like a poison ivy leaf (I wont eat those grapes :) )
    Does anyone know what this is?

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  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those are grapes.
     
  3. zemzabob

    zemzabob LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hard to tell from the pics.
     
  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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    Muskadine--
     
  5. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yup!! They taste a bit like concord grapes but dont just eat them, they suck! You need to make wine or jelly from them!

    In season, you can get them at fruit stands and try one.
     
  6. Firefighter337

    Firefighter337 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Muskadines :) They are good. But wine is super good.
     
  7. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,217

    Yea, we have a festival further down next to Charleston devoted to them. Wine is great, but wait until late in the season when they are really ripe and pick about two gal. and have someone to make jelly from the juice. Put that on some warm biscuits and butter while driving to your first job.
     
  8. Buddy Buds

    Buddy Buds LawnSite Member
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    They are either muscadines or scuppernongs. When they are ripe muscadines are a dark red; scuppernongs are a golden color. The muscadines are more flavorable and scuppernongs are sweeter.:usflag:
     
  9. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We call em possum grapes, super tart,wine and jelly with lots of sugar.......
     
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Peel the skin back and they look just like mucus and actually have the same texture if you eat them.
     

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