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Description

Golden Muscat has been named as one of the finest American grapes. A vineyard standard thanks to its vigorous and productive vines, this slip-skin grape is more hearty and luscious than many famous ‘old country’ grapes. Golden Muscat grapes are sweet, juicy and highly flavored — a good table grape, but shines in wine. These vines produce large clusters of delicious, oval, light-golden grapes. Some grape clusters can weigh as much as 7 pounds. Ripens in early September. Self-pollinating. A licensed variety of Cornell University.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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 6 - 8' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

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.

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.

Shipping Information

Arrives when it's time to plant

Your success is our priority. We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location based on your local climate conditions.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
We were looking for a good grape to make homemade wine.
GIna B on Jul 18, 2020
Wanted two varieties and took the best guess. Only going for table grapes.
Andrew R on May 16, 2020
We were looking for a good grape to make homemade wine.
GIna B on Jul 18, 2020
I???m late with my planting but these are available and established..
Louis M on May 26, 2020
Wanted two varieties and took the best guess. Only going for table grapes.
Andrew R on May 16, 2020
I like sweet seedless grapes.
Dennis D on May 10, 2020
I love muscat grapes
Ada S on May 6, 2020
It is table and wine grape with rich flavor. I have built a trellis along a fence that should be a good place for grapes.
ROBERT W on May 6, 2020
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alan c on May 4, 2020
I was brought up eating these grapes in my backyard and always dreamed of growing my own again
Bruno P on Apr 7, 2020
I wanted to add a white grape to my arbor, I have concord and foch
MARIA P on Apr 6, 2020
it was one of the grapes that the site recommended. Based on the fact that it is capable of being used for wine as well as an edible fruit I felt it was a good choice for a novice like myself.
Daryl W M on Mar 13, 2020
I would like to start making wine and considered this variety for white wine. Based on the review, I will try this variety for my wine making.
David E on Mar 13, 2020
The rating and I needed to replace some wine grapes
Kathleen J on Mar 7, 2020
These grapes are available everywhere in Europe but rare in stores in the US. Much better flavor than seedless grapes that are sold here.
James R on Feb 25, 2020
Enjoy the wine, wanted a fragrant variant that tasted good and we could make wine and vinegars with as well as just the fruit.
William J on Feb 8, 2020
The wine is pretty good, grapes are supposed to be very sweet.
Ravi S on May 6, 2019
Someone told me it was the sweetest of all her grapes
Michael M on Apr 28, 2019
Have had before, best grapes have ever tasted , use to make wine !
Dan L on Apr 22, 2019
One of my Favorite
Keith M on Mar 9, 2019
I used to pick them as a child, and loved them. I guess I am in my 2nd childhood. They have the most delicious sweet flavor and I don't mind the seeds at all. they are especially good when they are hot from the sun.
bonny f on Feb 2, 2017
Supposedly a good table and wine grape for our new vinyard.
Shawn W on May 20, 2016
Very flavorful grape popular when I worked on a fruit truck
Robert D on Mar 7, 2016
Wine making.
Mark S on Feb 29, 2016
Love the flavor.
Usha K on Feb 24, 2016
I???m late with my planting but these are available and established..
Louis M on May 26, 2020
I like sweet seedless grapes.
Dennis D on May 10, 2020
Are these seedless?
christopher on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Golden Muscat grape is not seedless, it has seeds.
How long does it take to be leave growth on my muscat grape vines that I purchased? The weather here is mid 70s to mid 80s.
Jacob M on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: After planting, new plants can take up to 6 weeks in spring before they break dormancy, depending on what the weather is like in any given year. If you're too curious to wait, you can try the Scratch Test to see if your vines are still just sleeping: http://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/how-to-do-a-scratch-test
how old are the muscadine grape vines?
shannon w on Mar 10, 2016
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
Why is it that grapes are hardy in my zone, but muscadine grapes don't?
Marie D on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I can grow some grapes I am zone 9b but you must grow grapes that Stark Bro's rate for your area just like peaches I grew them abundantly in zone 7 because of the chill factor and summer heat but they will not grow here in zone 9b hope one day they make a tree that will yield here in Arizona zone 9b
Why do the grapes fall off the stems?
junor on Nov 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There may be another problem, perhaps a micro-nutrient deficiency. Extremely dry soil conditions can also cause fruit drop, but I suspect that it's related to fertilizer application.
Do you expect more in stock this year? I added two 1-gallon pots to my cart and began checkout, then got an error that they were no longer available.
CVA Buck on Sep 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We are very sorry but we are completely out of stock this season but hope to have more this coming spring. Be sure to sign up for a notification so we can email you once it becomes available again.
Is this a Valvin Muscat? Are they grafted? Is it better to plant in fall or spring? Will it grow in St. Louis? Thank you.
Alice S on Aug 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This is a Golden Muscat and they are not grafted. Our grapes are from rooted cuttings and hardy for zones 5-8. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How old is this Grapevine?
Bruno P on Apr 7, 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.
Does the golden muscat grape shipped in 1 gallon come bare root and container or as plant?
Nassim N on Jan 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Under our options menu, we currently have the bare root and the 1 gallon available.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I want to buy 3-year old plant. what's the age of the vine root?
xin x on Jan 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Our grapes are 1 year.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Are these good for wine making?
Fernando M on Mar 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Muscats are indeed good for making dessert wines.
Do these grapes taste similar to Niagara grapes/white grape juice? Has anyone made juice with them?
Marie Q on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Without tasting the grapes side by side, Niagara's flavor characteristics make it a good juice grape, while Golden Muscat is mostly used for wine. Some history: Niagara was considered a replacement for Diamond as a leading white-grape-juice grape, and Diamond is one of the "parents" of Golden Muscat. Golden Muscat would probably make a good grape juice, but hopefully someone will have a first-hand answer for you.
What is the 1 gallon Stark container mean compared to the bare root?
Jonathan F on Apr 1, 2020
Are these the type of grape they sell like at Walmart?
Craig F on Mar 30, 2020

Customer Reviews

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I have grape vines!!
We really like muscat grapes and decided to try a couple. We've never been able to keep grapes alive but that isn't the case with these. I was surprised at how much they grew the first summer. I didn't give them any special care except to protect them from deer and rabbits over the winter and was very happy to see them leafing out this spring. No fruit yet but they are young.
May 17, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Wonderful flavor and sweet
I could not believe that the little fledgeling vine set fruit last year. Delicious! My only gripe: seeds. I thought I had ordered a seedless variety.
June 8, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Taste great as expacted
After two years caring, I got a great harvest and taste!
May 4, 2018
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Best grapes ever.
Too sad that I can’t post my pictures of this amazing grapes
Abundance of healthy sweet Muscat grapes.
Thank you!!
March 5, 2018
Grape
I like the flavor a lot and my baby brother calls it a candy grape because it's so yummy. I like how it slips out of its skin so then I can pretend I'm sucking the life juices of tiny humans.
April 8, 2020
Golden Muscat grapes
Its about a year and the vines are up to my chest.
I had a little taste of them the first year. if I had more room I would get more
Joe
May 19, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Good grape
The grape vine is doing very well and has several tiny clusters of grapes on it. It is a healthy plant and we are looking forward to tasting the grapes this summer.
May 19, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago

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