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Cowart Muscadine Grape

Available Spring 2019

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Description

Succulent bunches of blue-black grapes. This variety is one of the largest and most fruitful muscadines. The grapes have a delicious flavor that can be enjoyed fresh and in juices, jellies, and even wines. Vines are vigorous, disease-resistant and heat-tolerant. Ripens in mid September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 7 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 7 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Heat tolerant...self pollination....have one already and impressed with grape production.
Katherine A Steele on May 7, 2017
Need a self pollinating Muscadine male for two female Muscadine grape vine.
LAMISHA V on May 30, 2016
Heat tolerant...self pollination....have one already and impressed with grape production.
Katherine A Steele on May 7, 2017
Best one to grow in Texas. Low maintenance
Anna M on Apr 9, 2017
Need a self pollinating Muscadine male for two female Muscadine grape vine.
LAMISHA V on May 30, 2016
I love muscadine. They make great wines and jams. Have been picking them wild since I was a child.
Judith O on May 28, 2016
I prefer dark grapes and the flavor description made me want to try this variety.
Keife D on May 21, 2016
I love muscadine jelly so I ordered this plant to hopefully we will be able to make some jelly. We already have a couple concord grapes.
Thomas W on Mar 26, 2016
I love Muscadine grapes. I used to eat the wild ones when I lived in Arkansas. They make good wine as well!
Teresa D on Mar 25, 2016
Never tried but love muscat.
Usha K on Feb 24, 2016
Best one to grow in Texas. Low maintenance
Anna M on Apr 9, 2017
I love muscadine. They make great wines and jams. Have been picking them wild since I was a child.
Judith O on May 28, 2016
is cowart muscadine grape seeded or seedless?
nance on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Seeded
I ordered some grapes and I never got them planted. What do I do with them now? I thought about just letting the fall weather make them go dormant, then, moving them into my basement for winter storage and watering them once a week or something. I'm in southwest Ohio.
John L on Oct 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is very difficult to keep grapes alive over Winter in the home, unless you have a south facing window with plenty of light. The grapes will remain in a "green" state of growth and this may interrupt fruiting the first year once transplanted in your outside location of choice in the Spring.

We are located in zone 6a and find that Muscadines do NOT survive our Winters. The only way we have been successful is to place them in large pots and bring them into our garage each winter, where they remain dormant till Spring.

There are always exceptions to the rule...
What is the origin of Cowart muscadine? Created by whom?
Jacqueline A on Sep 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As I understand it "'Cowart' was released in 1968 by B.O. Fry from the University of Georgia. 'Cowart' was selected from the cross 'Higgins' x Ga. 28 in 1960".

It survives zone 7 thru 10 quite nicely. I personally prefer the muscadine over other grapes but I an in Zone 6 and plant Catawba, Niagara, and Concord.
I will be moving to central Georgia with humid, long, hot summers. Can you tell me what grapes can survive this?
Russell B on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Just about any muscadine grapes can survive the hot humid southern summers.
I would like to plant grapes for wine and jelly so seeds are OK. Here in Byron, GA, summers are long, hot, and humid, so zones alone will not ensure success with grapes grown. What grapes would you recommend for this climate?
Russell B on Nov 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Muscadine grapes do well in the South, and they are great for wine, jelly or even wine jelly! Here is a whole page of them: //www.starkbros.com/search?query=muscadine+grapes
We have sold out of most for the season, but we hope to make them available again. Supplies will be limited, so make sure you don't miss out by requesting an availability email above. We'll automatically notify you when it becomes available again.

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This is a great grape
I bought this grape because I wanted to quit buying muscadines to make wine. When I bought it, I was expecting to have to wait at least 4 years before it would give me enough fruit to do anything with. I couldn't be more wrong. This is it's second year and I will get enough fruit to make jelly with and next year I should have enough to make some wine with. The grapes also have a super taste. I am really thinking about getting another one of these.
August 8, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
A reliable grape
Like all the grapes I purchased here, after a two week waiting period just after planting, the vine takes off like a shot.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Not happy
The first one they sent me never showed any signs of life so I asked for a replacement. The replacement has been in the ground for several weeks and is looking about the same as the first one, no signs of life. Won't be re-ordering.
June 3, 2017
Cowart Muscadine vines
I grew up in the south with muscadine's, wanted them to grow up a cedar pergola we built here at our home, I have both gold and grape, last year they came on strong! Vines are now starting to cover the top!
May 13, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Strong plant
This one was a bigger vine when shipped and had a good set of roots. Planted according to instructions in good soil and it made good first year progress. Transplanted to a better location this past winter, and it sprouted leaves like nothing happened in spring. Great plant.
May 12, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Sadly they died
I was so excited to get the muscadine vines, and put them on the edge of our small back yard "orchard". Sadly they didn't survive. But your delivery was prompt, and the plants were well packaged.
September 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear that your grapes didn't survive. Please contact us at info@starkbros.com or call us at 800.325.4180 to go over our limited warranty options that might be available to you if your purchase was within the last year. Your planting success is important to us!
September 6, 2018
Tabitha R
grape.
This grape came out very slowly and is growing very slowly but seems to be OK. The root system did not look as developed as I expected but it is OK.
June 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Cowart Muscadine Grape
Grape vine made it to California just fine, but didn't survive after I planted. More than likely my fault.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago