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PATRON + RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Have you ever tasted a scuppernong?

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  2. Working with a hot, hungry and skeeter bit logging crew…finding a giant vine of scuppernong usually meant the work part of that day was over and done.

  3. Certainly have! Really, really like them.

  4. Wish I could find some close by!!

  5. The trees in my woods are full of them in the Fall.

  6. Yes! They are fab alone, in jelly, and wine!

  7. First wine I ever tasted was some my granddaddy made from his scuppernongs.

  8. We had vines growing in our backyard as a kid. Both purple and white. So good!!!

  9. Love scuppernongs but love muscadines more. LOL

  10. they also make great jelly and great wine

  11. Love scuppernongs! Been years since I have had any but I remember standing under the arbor, picking and eating.

  12. Luv them! My PaPa used to have vines on his farm.

  13. Yes. And made scuppernong jelly!

  14. Scuppernongs, muscadine a, and persimmons. I’m country by heart, and city by location!

  15. Right off the vine when they are really ripe!

  16. We have our own little vineyard in the back yard! !! Makes wonderful wine !!!!!

  17. Have a large vine in my front yard.

  18. I used to make myself sick eating scuppernongs. Granny and Popper had a huge vine…..and yes, the wine Popper made was wonderful!

  19. Yes , and have made Jelly and Daddy has made wine 🙂 His vine is still growing and producing!

  20. Oh my goodness, do I remember these. Wonder if they would do good in my backyard here in Oregon.

  21. Yes and they are good – makes a good wine also

  22. Have them in our woods , love them

  23. We had these and another kind of muscadine grape we grew and my grandma would make wine every couple of years. I remember growing up remembering Nina’s giant canning pot in the corner of the kitchen and we could never touch it lol

  24. Have several vines and make jelly when in season.

  25. OK to make Jelly with, the wine is nasty no matter who does it!

  26. They make awesome jelly!

  27. love them and they make the best wine

  28. My Dad would make muscadine hull pie. Slow boil hulls in sugar water til tender (1 Hr +) and use as you would cherry pie filling in a cobbler.

  29. Most importantly, have you ever tasted real cold scuppernong wine, made by your great uncle, on a hot day in South Alabama…when you are about 8 yrs old? Is it any wonder that Yankees sometimes don’t get it?

  30. My mother made jelly out of muscadines and scuppernongs!

  31. Yup, love em! And the jelly, and the wine, if not, you
    may not be a redneck after all!

  32. We had a muscadine vine growing in our back yard on an arbor that made a great shade where we played.

  33. Fantastic wine. Muscadines too.

  34. Shall we say yum! You know that the vines at mom’s are scuppernongs!

  35. Our “after school” snack for many childhood years. We just gorged on fruit from the vine.


  37. Make a very tasty wine as well

  38. My grandmother loved these! She made jelly from them.

  39. Yep and it sure would be nice to have some right now, delicious

  40. Yes, we have the vines in our yard

  41. They are heavenly can’t get enough

  42. They are like no other so good

  43. I have a large vine and put them in the fridge for my grandchildren when they come to the cabin.

  44. No I have never had one but am going to looking for some

  45. I was raised in Alabama in the ’50’s. How could I have “not” had them. The preserves, pie and the wine can be great if the right person makes them……..

  46. Don’t forget all the Wild Blackberries and Wild Plum Trees too!!Oh and every now and then you’ll discover a nice Watermelon that someones was eating these and spit out the seeds on a fertile ground of soil and you simply come riding along and see this gorgeous large Watermelon with Yellow Melon inside?

  47. We used to make wine with them, they grew in the backyard.

  48. They are growing wild all over our farm. They also have to grow up off the ground to bare fruit. They are great eating IF you can beat the deer and turkeys to them.

  49. We had a huge arbor of these when I was growing up!! Loved picking and, of course, eating them!! My Grandmother always made jelly.

  50. Love them !!!

  51. Yes…my poppa Slatton had transplanted them into his vineyard….Granny loved them and always had scuppemong jelly she had made along with all her other jellies, jams and preserves! Poppa also made wine … And I remember the scuppemong was just for Granny! They also had muscadines!

  52. I’ve ate my weight in them

  53. Thay are great! They grow on my farm and eat them

  54. Thay are great! They grow on my farm and eat them

  55. Y E S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Y E S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. Love them. Grew up with a scuppernong vine in our yard.,Daddy kept the arbor in good shape so me and my siblings could get on top, walk on the two by four’s and get the ones up there when we had devoired the ones we could reach from the ground…..We really had a good daddy…

  58. Love them. Grew up with a scuppernong vine in our yard.,Daddy kept the arbor in good shape so me and my siblings could get on top, walk on the two by four’s and get the ones up there when we had devoired the ones we could reach from the ground…..We really had a good daddy…

  59. Oh yest and the jelly is good too.

  60. yep, the woods behind our houze werd full of them — wild blackberries, too( just had to watch for snakes

  61. Yep. Delicious and make delicious preserves.

  62. We actually had trained vines. We had a large bronze and a small very sweet black. delicious. my sister broke her arm picking them on a wet ladder.

  63. we never ever called them scuppernongs..we always called them scuppydimes……my grandparents and my great grandparents called them scuppydimes also….and yes they are great…I have a jelly recipe that that has been passed down from the 1800’s that I use..

  64. Blake Stewart – this is what grows in our backyard!

  65. My grandmother had tons of scuppernogs in her yard in Eufaula. I would eat them by the handfuls.

  66. Yummy, A brother of mine made some awesome tasting wine out of this fruit. Yummy to.

  67. Love them both and have made jelly out of both of them

  68. My daddy use to make wine out of them had his own vines in the yard

  69. What a wonderful wine……

  70. I’ve never heard of a scuppernong or a muscadine.

  71. Yes love both and it is really good jelly.

  72. Love them, have made jelly with them for years.

  73. Muscadines are blue grow wild, scuppernongs are tan and cultivated. Both are delicious to eat, make jelly/jam or wine.


  75. Of course…I have scuppernongs on my property!!!

  76. My Mom made jelly from these berries . That jelly and her biscuits were really good on a cold morning before school.

  77. The look like green grapes

  78. My Dad used to make muscadine jelly. Awesome! Good memory of my Dad.

  79. Yes they are fabulous for making jelly! The best jelly I have ever tasted were made with muscadines. That what we called then in the 60’s.

  80. I never knew they grown wild maybe at a old home place might want to be careful could be an old well there also……

  81. Have several big scuppernong vines!

  82. Thanks Bonnie we used to have a large arbor but Katrina struck you know the rest of the story Thank you God Bless

  83. My grandmother made scuppernong wine.

  84. The wild scuppernong’s that grew in our woods and climbed trees, we called “bullaces” (don’t know how to spell that). They had a different taste from scuppernongs and were more tart. We have bronze and purple scuppernongs in our yard on arbors. Also concord grape vines that I used for making grape jelly. The scuppernongs are just for eating. We share them with the birds and deer. We live in the city of Elba, AL, not far from the FL line. I grew up nearby on a farm with lots of woods.

  85. My grandparents had scuppernong vines on their property near Opp, AL. The summer prior to my entering the 4th (or 5th) grade, my parents gave me permission to earn my own money for a new book bag. At that time,there were several boys selling ‘Boiled Peanuts’ on the streets of Enterprise, AL (“Peanut Capital of the World”). A welcome chant was “FRESH—BOILED PEANUTS!” At that time, the popular product sold for ten cents a bag.
    I decided I would sell scuppernongs. Much to the embarrassment of my pre-teen brother and the amusement (and delight) of my parents and grandparents, I soon added my own chant to the town chorus using the only term I had ever known for the delectable treat: “Scuplins!”; and sold (at ten cents per bag) approximately 12 bags within 1 hour. I will admit, a local radio celebrity–‘Miss Jean’ –purchased 3 or 4 of those.
    Those were the days, my friends.

  86. Many times. Make excellent jelly and wine. We called them “scuppanines”.

  87. Love them wish l had some. Yes they do David Hubbert.

  88. My favorite of the grape family.

  89. Same here David Hubbert my Mamaw always called em ” scuppanines”.

    1. (In moderation, of course…) wink,wink

  90. They are delicious and they also make awesome jelly!!!!!

  91. Yes and scuppernong home made wine too

  92. My grandparents had a scuppanong vine in their back yard. We use to eat all we could hold! loved them. A real treat!!

  93. Very tasty. All southerners should about these.

  94. They are good! It’s been years since I ate any – not since my family lived in Cherokee,AL!!!

  95. Loved spending time with my Aunt Zannie in Martling, Alabama. That’s where I always ate scuppernongs.

  96. all the time but never heard them pronounced that way

    1. The person who took the pic did arrival doesn’t know a musician which are purple!e from a scopunong which are green

  97. These I. Pic are musidines scupanons are greens

  98. Anyone know where I can buy some?

    1. Many of the produce markets and even grocery stores in my area (GA) have them in season .

  99. I remember walking through the cotton field to get to the “scuppynines”!

    1. Steve Reeves Ray Reeves Lana Talley MawMaw Miller Billy Fields

    2. Tammy Fields Gibson we were at aunt Elves 2 weeks ago I was thinking that’s about where the vines were.good ole days there ar mamaw and papaw Fulmers. Kids today really missing out!

    3. Steve Reeves I think so too and yes our kids have missed out!

  100. Love ’em but haven’t had any in many, many years.

  101. In the 30’s, my school lunch was muscadine jelly on a bisquit.

  102. Had a lot of tummy aches as a child from eating too many before they got ripe,loved them with salt.

  103. Enjoyed eating them also makes great jelly

  104. Ate them as fast as I could pick them!

  105. Yes, grew up playing under their vines!!

  106. Just don’t eat one until it is ripe.

  107. No, I haven’t. Bet it makes good jelly!

  108. Except they are brown when they are ripe.

  109. Many times. Grew up eating them.

  110. My dad had vines and my mom made jellies 🙂

  111. We ate a lot of those muscadines; we called them ‘bullets’

  112. There was a vine on my grandparent’s property. Loved them!

  113. Yes. They are such a taste treat.

  114. When I was younger, I would sit in a tree covered in vines and eat them till I was almost sick- make great cobblers too! ❤️

  115. Yes! I can remember the favor now

  116. we had a huge vine that you could walk under in our back yard. loved them

  117. I remember the day…Mom would tell me “Watch out for snakes” not don’t go there there are snakes just watch out for them!!!! These days so many people are so out of tune with nature that they fear every thing about it I say learn nature respect nature but don’t fear nature. It is where we all came from.

  118. My grandmother made scuppernong wine 😉

  119. I love them!!!!! Just like I do muscadines!!!

  120. […] too, for your article about scuppernongs! Years ago I wrote a novel set in Georgia in which I mentioned them, and my editors said, “None of […]

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