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
Muscadine Conference Scheduled for July 26th in Americus, GA
- Registration cost is $10 per person and includes a catered lunch (cash payment requested on the day of the event).
- You MUST pre-register by Monday, July 23rd.
- To register, please email Bill Star, Sumter County Extension Coordinator and ANR Agent.
Information for Home and Commercial Growers on Available Muscadine Cultivars:
- Our cultivar pages provide pictures and information on the many cultivars we have trialed in our test vineyards.
- On the presentations and papers page, you can review information from our past speeches and publications.
- The related links page is your portal to additional online muscadine information.
- If you need further information or have questions, contact Principal Investigator, Patrick Conner.