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Golden Muscat Grape

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Item #8330. Ships bare-root.


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.


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.

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.

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!

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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
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
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
Very flavorful grape popular when I worked on a fruit truck
Robert D on Mar 7, 2016
Love the flavor.
Usha K on Feb 24, 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:
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
Why is it that grapes are hardy in my zone, but muscadine grapes don't?
Marie D on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. Muscadine grapes are rated for warmer locations in the U.S. and should be planted in the locations within the zone rating.

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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
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