Cowart Muscadine Grape

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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.

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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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4 - 6' tall x 12" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.


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!

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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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow grape vines in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I???ve heard how good they are.
Melissa M on May 7, 2021
I grew up eating these. My mother grew them.
sylviar p on May 5, 2021
I???ve heard how good they are.
Melissa M on May 7, 2021
Because I love this particular grape, hard to find.
Mary A F on May 6, 2021
I grew up eating these. My mother grew them.
sylviar p on May 5, 2021
Had this one at another residence
Frank L on May 4, 2021
Wine, eating, jelly and eating
Celia on Apr 23, 2021
Grows well in Florida
Roy H on Apr 2, 2021
I had heard muscadine do well in the southern heat.
elva b on Apr 2, 2021
Because these are the grapes I want the grow
Earl S on Apr 2, 2021
I make jelly and wine out of them
Lisa A on Mar 28, 2021
For the size and sweetess
Doris S on Mar 14, 2021
Tennessee is not nice to most grape varietals, but Muscadines do well.
Jerry S on Feb 21, 2021
I am continuing my family's history of muscadine growing. I need some new stock to go with my vines that are 8-10 years old.
Travis F on Feb 8, 2021
I have two Cowarts already and like them.
Shirley K on Jan 4, 2021
I love juicing and am interested in making my own jellies and wines. Might as well get started.
Bren on May 19, 2020
For a tegu
Anthony C on May 15, 2020
Wanted to try, have apples, plums, pears already.
James T on May 10, 2020
As a part of our food forestation program
Charles W on Apr 23, 2020
because i know they grow here
george d on Apr 13, 2020
First time growing grapes
Terry C on Apr 3, 2020
wanted the dark variety to go with my golden plants
susan c on Apr 3, 2020
It's the only nursery I could find black variety.
William C on Mar 18, 2020
I bought this cultivar as a pollinator for my fry muscadine grape. The reviews give very good ratings for this as seedless blue grapes.
David E on Mar 13, 2020
For pollination of my scuppernong vine.
Barry L on Mar 13, 2020
The grow really well in Oklahoma
Jennifer P on Mar 1, 2020
Retired, learning gardening to grow my own food. i bought this plant to increase my variety of foods.
Sam on Feb 16, 2020
I chose this grape because of its stunning beauty. It reminds me of how much I???m in love with my wife.
I can???t wait to make wine with it and reminisce our wedding party as I have a small glass with calm music.
Danny on Jan 5, 2020
fits my zone and my daughter loves dark muscadines
Willie J on Oct 1, 2019
site suggested it was a good one for wine making
Mitch C on Jun 4, 2019
I love muscadines. I wanted one resembling what grows wild in the woods in Arkansas.
Teresa D on May 4, 2019
Wanted to try something I've never heard of before
Jay S on Mar 31, 2019
Trying a new one
Winona P on Mar 8, 2019
reputation of the flavor and growing area
gregory s on Feb 18, 2019
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
Because I love this particular grape, hard to find.
Mary A F on May 6, 2021
Had this one at another residence
Frank L on May 4, 2021
When the best time to plant Muscatine grape?
Calvin S on May 26, 2020
is cowart muscadine grape seeded or seedless?
nance on May 14, 2016
How old are these vines. How long to bear fruit?
Ernie on Dec 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The age and size information for our grapes is as follows: 4??? pot: 6-12 months old and 4??? tall bare root: 1 year old and 12-18??? tall. Our grapes will typically take 2-3 years after planting to reach maturity and bear fruit.
Have planted my bareroot grapes and wonder how long before they come out of dormancy and show signs they have taken? They are muscadine grapes
Silvia L on May 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Typically after planting int o the ground you will start to see new growth emerge after 4-6 weeks.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
When do you prune the vines back heavy?
Linda B on Nov 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I'm in northeast Tennessee and I do my pruning in December or January. Most if not all of the fruit comes on the second year growth so don't expect much fruit if you prune them way back.
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.
Can cowart muscadine be grown in a container? Is so, what size?
Nimogreen on Mar 27, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they can. In fact, the care of container grown grapes isn???t at all complicated. Wooden containers are a good alternative. If you have to use dark plastic, try to arrange your container so that it stays in the shade but your vine is in the sun. Your container should also be a minimum of 15 gallons (57 L.). The next thing you need is a good trellis. This can be any shape or material you like, as long as it???s strong and will last. As your grapevine grows (and it will grow for many years), it will have to hold up a lot of material.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Container Grown Grapes: Tips For Planting Grapevines In Pots
I would like to purchase a variety of grape vines, do you offer discounts id I only buy one variety of multiple vines?
Steve on Feb 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We do have a few collections of grapes paired together at a discount price.


If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do I have an open account for a "MINUS" purchase of Raspberries a few years ago?
no nickname on Feb 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Please reach out to customer support to go over your account details. They can be reached at or by calling 800.325.4180.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what is the size/age of this vine?
Harvey C on Jan 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. These grapes are one year vines.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do you need a male and female for these to produce?
Tony F on Sep 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, this vine is self-pollinating (it has both male and female flowers).
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: //
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.

Customer Reviews

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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
over 6 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
over 7 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
over 4 years ago
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
over 5 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
Prolific and Fruitful! Trouble Getting My Order.
Zone 8A, Central Alabama, Planted Spring 2017

These fruited in Year 2 (2018) for me. Each year thereafter has been even more fruitful! 5 stars for the product...

My ordering experience with Stark Bros. was awful, full of delays, inventory shortfalls, and product changes. After having to change the products I ordered because of no inventory, I experienced further delays and product changes. I will say customer service did their best to rectify the situation, but it still hurts to think about. 2 stars for the ordering trouble.
April 14, 2020
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
over 4 years 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 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
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
over 4 years 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
over 7 years ago