Muscadine? Or Scuppernongs?
Friday, September 16, 2016
Let me clear one thing up first. Muscadines are black/purple and scuppernongs are greenish/gold.
When I was a kid, mom had a large muscadine vine. It produced the prettiest golden juicy sweet n sour grapes. The kids in the neighborhood would come over and we would eat them until our bellies ached. If we were not eating them, we were shooting each other with them.
I remember pinching the thick grape skin releasing the slimy seeded filling into my mouth as I was a pro at using my teeth to pinch out the seeds, leaving a sweet muscadine flavored goo on my tongue.
Well, Now days if I want muscadines, I have to buy them in the store or produce stand. I bought these yesterday.
They were the biggest grapes I have ever seen.
Needless to say, these were not very sweet. Not like mommas. I'm thinking the smaller ones are best and the scuppernongs are better.
One day I would like to plant a small vine that will grown around a small trellis, But then again, I remember the bees the vines attract and the upkeep it takes to keep them neat.
Fact: Scuppernong is a type of Muscadine. So technically you can call a scuppernong a muscadine but cant call a muscadine a scuppernong.
Did you get that?