Fry Muscadine Grape

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Description

Seedless, sun-sweetened bronzed beauties. This improved form of the Scuppernong, produces larger, sweeter and heavier bearing crops than others of its kind — with no seeds! Heat-tolerant. Ripens in September. Best pollinator: Cowart.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Ripens/Harvest Early-late 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
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.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

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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

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Why did you choose this?
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Wine, eating, jelly
Celia on Apr 23, 2021
These are the grapes that I want to grow
Earl S on Apr 2, 2021
Wine, eating, jelly
Celia on Apr 23, 2021
I heard muscadine do well in the southern heat
elva b on Apr 2, 2021
These are the grapes that I want to grow
Earl S on Apr 2, 2021
I make jelly and wine out of them
Lisa A on Mar 28, 2021
For heat tolerant and sweetess
Doris S on Mar 14, 2021
Suggested as a pollinator for the Cowart grapes. Tennessee is good for growing Muscadines.
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 love scuppernongs and since these are very similar i wanted to try them. I have a hard time finding something to grow in my zone.
Renee M on Dec 7, 2020
As a part of our food forestation program
Charles W on Apr 23, 2020
This is one of the first ever seedless muscadine. I just had to try it. I sure hope it will live.
Gene H on Apr 4, 2020
First time growing grapes.
Terry C on Apr 3, 2020
I'll try to add this to my grape collection. Personally, I haven't eaten the berry of this variety and would love to have them in my backyard.
David E on Mar 13, 2020
Retired, learning gardening to grow my own food. i bought this plant to increase my variety of foods.
Sam on Feb 16, 2020
The closest to old fashioned varieties we had in Arkansas when I was a kid.
Chris H on Mar 13, 2019
Already have one. Like it very much
Winona P on Mar 8, 2019
Dad wanted to try this SEEDLESS muscadine.
TERRI H on Mar 6, 2019
Unusual grape with great flavor with a hint of citrus.
WERNER H on Jun 4, 2016
Replacing, renewing some older scuppernong vines in arbor.
Cyndy H on May 25, 2016
I have eaten them before and they are so good. Great full flavor. Large grape. Grows well in the south.
BRUCE H on May 10, 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
my favorite of all grapes. had a nice vine of them, but sold my house and trying to re-established.
charles w on Feb 16, 2016
I heard muscadine do well in the southern heat
elva b on Apr 2, 2021
I make jelly and wine out of them
Lisa A on Mar 28, 2021
What does it mean best pollinator: Cowart ? Is it mean must grow cowart muscadine grape vine next to it?
Loan P on Jan 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Cowart is just one option. We suggest it because it is a similar variety that blooms at approximately the same time in the season and has been shown to be a reliable pollinator. Any other muscadine variety with a similar bloom time would be suitable.
How would I start saplings from a mature vine?
Lisa Z on Jul 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Lisa, I have had good results by taking one of the longer, healthier vines and covering the middle part of the vine with good dirt and mulch and then adding a small weight, such as a brick, to keep the vine in place. The part of the vine that is in contact with the ground will grow its own roots and can eventually be pruned from the main part of the vine and it will survive on its own where it is or it can be transplanted to a location of your choice, preferably in the Fall of the year. At that time, treat it like any other transplant.
Hardness zone 8a what does this mean?
Tim S on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The USDA has a hardiness zone system that organizes regions by the average lowest temperature. The closer to the equator you go, the warmer it is, and the numbers go up. The coldest zone is 1a. Numbers are 10 degrees. A and B are 5 degree differences. So 8a is 5 degrees colder than 8b. 7a is 10 degrees colder than 8a. Search online for a USDA hardiness map and that should make it much more clear.

Depending on where you live, it might get too cold for some plants and it might stay too warm for others. That's the purpose of the system. So that you can judge whether or not a plant will grow well where you live.

It looks like Fry Muscadine is rated for zone 7 to 9.
Will Nesbitt and/or Cowart serve as pollinators for Fry variety?
flash on Apr 20, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Hi Gordon, We recommend using the Cowart as a pollinator for the Fry.
No seeds! In a fry muscadine. I assume this is a misprint?
Jeff B on Mar 3, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This is not a misprint, This is an improved form of the Scuppernong.
How old are the Fry vines? When will they 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.
What age is this vine?
LarryD on Mar 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.
Maybe I'm overlooking my answer.. Are these seedless or of a seeded variety...?
Amber M on May 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This variety of Fry is the seeded type.
Is there any variety that can be use as a pollinator for Fry besides Cowart? My Fry plants are doing great but the this is my 2nd try on Cowart and they both have died.
Julie K on May 3, 2020

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A great grower like all these grapes
I've gotten at least six different grape vines from Stark, and they all did well and grew quickly. Give two weeks after planting to wake up, then POW - the vine turns green and takes off.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 7 years ago
good looking plants
they arrived quickly and in good condition. They are still dormant so won't know for a few weeks but expect them to do just fine. always have good luck with Stark Bros..
May 17, 2017
Purchased
over 5 years ago
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They seem to be growing ok, a little young for muscadines, maybe get some this year. Built a stock panel for them to grow on this year.
May 16, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Very delicious very easy to maintain Stark's Brothers always send healthiest plants most definitely highly recommend them
June 10, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
New Plants
The plants came in good shape and started growing shortly after planting. This is the second year for them and I'm already training them to the trellis.
May 8, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Fry Muscadine
Why do you list a Fry as seedless? I have been growing the Fry and other varieties in the south for 20 plus years and never have I seen anyone describe them as seedless.
June 3, 2020