Scuppernong And Muscadine
at Muscadine Naturals (muscadinenaturals.com)
Hope you can help. A friend of mine and I were wondering if there was any difference between a scuppernong and muscadine. Are they the same thing. I always thought muscadines were purple and scuppernong were gold. We saw your site and thought you might know the answer.
The scuppernong grape is a Muscadine grape. It is a green-bronze color and was named because it was found growing near the Scuppernong River in North Carolina (an Indian name) in the 17th century. There are several other types of wild Muscadine grapes and many types have been genetically selected for commercial purposes like Carlos, Noble, Roanoke, Ison, Doreen, etc.
They are of interest to read about since they are Native American grapes (all the bunch grapes grown in the USA are from European stock). I hope this answers your question. Let us know if we can answer anything else for you.