Fry Muscadine

Category: Bronze Varieties Female Varieties

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Product Description

We are now accepting orders for fall/winter delivery.
You can reserve yours early and we will ship them when it is time to plant.
Please note that when placing an order online your cc is charged immediately.
If you prefer delayed billing please call (800) 733-0324 and place your order.  

Muscadine vines generally ship from late November through late April

The Fry muscadine vine is the standard in muscadines. This muscadine produces large fruit with excellent quality and taste. The Fry muscadine has edible skin. This muscadine vine is vigorous and very cold hardy. Disease resistant. Ripens mid to late season. 21% sugar.

NOTE: Female variety that must be planted within 50 feet of a self-fertile variety.

Variety Spotlight – FRY

Fry is a variety that was released in 1972 by Dr B.O. Fry. In all regards the release of this variety was a Game Changer. Prior to Fry there was no commercial fresh fruit market for muscadines, all of the varieties before Fry were small in size, disease issues were a concern, or either the yields were not heavy enough. Fry changed everything, it was much larger than the previous varieties, and it could be picked a little on the green side and was still sweet. This marked the beginning of the fresh fruit muscadine industry, so all of a sudden muscadines became a crop that could be planted and grown commercially for fresh market sales. In the 1970’s through the mid 1980’s Fry represented about 75% of our plant production, the other 25% was comprised mostly of Carlos, Noble, Cowart, and a hand full of others. One of the unique qualities of the Fry muscadine is that it ripens over a prolong period of time, we can harvest Fry for about 6 weeks from beginning to end which made the variety perfect for you pick operations as well as commercial sales. All of our newer varieties over the years can all be traced back to Fry and we are thankful for the time our father and Dr. Fry worked together at our nursery. The Fry variety was exceptional in every aspect as well as Dr.Fry was, if you have room in your vineyard or would like to plant a few vines I would recommend Fry.

Muscadine planting instructions and how to videos.

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.


Additional Information


2 year Bare-root (2-4′), 2 year Bare-root Plus (5’+), 2 year Potted (1 gallon)

Product Details

Fruit Color: Bronze
Fruit Size: 1 1/4"
Uses: Fresh Eating
Sugar Content: 21%
Ripens/Harvest: Ripens throughout entire 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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