Darlene Muscadine

Category: Bronze Varieties Female Varieties

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Product Description

Muscadine vines ship between late November and late April.

The Darlene muscadine vine is a beautiful bronze female variety that is the most requested at our fruit stand. People will come hundreds of miles to get a box of this delicious fruit. The Darlene muscadine contains 22% sugar and the flavor is unbeatable. Considered by most to be the best bronze muscadine variety available.

The Darlene muscadine produces consistently large fruit that is 1 1/4 inch in diameter. Fruit is bronze that turns pinkish in color as it fully ripens. This muscadine fruit has a dry scar which means when you pick it from the vine and pull it from the stem, the skin stays intact and does not split. The pulp is melting and very juicy. Definitely one of the most excellent quality muscadine fruits available. This variety is disease resistant and ripens early to mid-season. This variety was named after Bill Ison’s oldest daughter.
NOTE: Female variety that must be planted within 50 feet of a self-fertile variety.


Available Plant Sizes:

2 Year Bare-root – The majority of the plants we grow are 2 year bare-root.  The average length of the vines are 2-4′ with an excellent root system.

2 Year Plus Bare-root – These are the largest and highest quality plants that we offer.  They have had exceptional growth, have an excellent root system and average 4-6′ foot in length.  These vines will be very close to reaching the top wire on your trellis.

Muscadine planting instructions and how to videos.

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Additional Information

Weight lbs
Dimensions N/A

2 year Bare-root (2-4′), 2 year Bare-root Plus (4’+), 2 year Potted (1 gallon)

Product Details

Fruit Color: Bronze
Fruit Size: 1 1/4"
Ripens/Harvest: Early to Mid-season
pH: 6.0-6.5
Years to Bear: 2 Years
Zone Range: 7-10
Plant Spacing: 15-20 ft
Pollination: Female-Requires Pollination
Depth: Top root 1-2" below ground
Spread: 15-20 ft
Fruit Yield: 40-60 lbs
Sun/Shade: Full sun
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