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Golden Muscat Grape

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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
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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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
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
Very flavorful grape popular when I worked on a fruit truck
Robert D on Mar 7, 2016
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
Supposedly a good table and wine grape for our new vinyard.
Shawn W on May 20, 2016
Wine making.
Mark S on Feb 29, 2016
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
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
Are these seedless?
christopher on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Golden Muscat grape is not seedless, it has seeds.
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.
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

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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 2 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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