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The University of Georgia operates the oldest breeding program in the United States dedicated to the improvement of the muscadine grape. Started in 1909, the UGA program has released over 30 cultivars.

Goals of the program include:

  • the development of new cultivars that combine large berry size with perfect flowers
  • earlier and later harvest dates
  • berries with dry stem scars and edible skins
  • increased cold hardiness

Information for Home and Commercial Growers on Available Muscadine Cultivars:

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