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dongeorgio

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which grapes do best in south florida?
« on: September 16, 2018, 09:37:09 AM »
I am having a pergola installed as a cover for a front porch (approx 15' x 40').  What would your suggestions be for the best grape to do well in South Florida but is also a good eating grape.  The spot is almost full light with some sections filtered by a large tree.  Also looking to buy/trade those grapes if you know where they are sold or have any.  Willing to swap budwood from any of my almost 200 mango trees for this as well. 
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Re: which grapes do best in south florida?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 09:59:44 AM »
You could do passion fruit as well on a pergola. Muscadine are the best type of grape for humid weather .
https://www.isons.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Muscadine_Chart.pdf

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Re: which grapes do best in south florida?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 10:34:36 AM »
Grapes are a mess in my experience.  Thry get powdery mildew and turn brown during cold months.  Need to be pruned to keep neat and green. 

Passionfruit is a much cleaner plant and stays green all year. 
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Re: which grapes do best in south florida?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 12:44:23 PM »
Blue Lake does well here. It is a bunch grape not a muscadine. They do lose leaves in winter.
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Re: which grapes do best in south florida?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018, 05:00:17 PM »
I have a bunching muscadine "Tara". One plant can run 20' each direction.
 All leaves will drop in Jan. Feb. "then I know to prune".

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Re: which grapes do best in south florida?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2018, 07:01:51 PM »
Central Florida here but any of the muscadine types do well here.

Southern home, a bunch grape muscadine cross has done very well at my place also

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Re: which grapes do best in south florida?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 06:30:11 AM »
I'm growing Lane and Carlos muscadines.  Both do well in Miramar / 10B.  I don't recommend Carlos for out-of-hand eating, tho.  It's more of a wine/juice grape.

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