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

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  2. Kenneth H. Haughton

    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. Regina Poole

    Certainly have! Really, really like them.

  4. Stephen Houk

    Make really good wine.

  5. Sue Wood

    Wish I could find some close by!!

  6. Patricia Coffee Decker

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

  7. Melisa Swiney Piepho

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

  8. Cassandra Nancy Kenfield-Lea

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

  9. Jan B. Bailey

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

  10. Sandra Day

    Love scuppernongs but love muscadines more. LOL

  11. WayneandTeresa Geohagan

    they also make great jelly and great wine

  12. Sherry Strength Whitson

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

  13. Brenda Odom

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

  14. Karen Holland

    Yes. And made scuppernong jelly!

  15. Charles Dustin Aurand

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

  16. Joyce Driggars

    Right off the vine when they are really ripe!

  17. Darlene Bryant Weaver

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

  18. Amy Parker

    Have a large vine in my front yard.

  19. Vicki Black

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

  20. Debbie Bouler Smith

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

  21. Katherine Watford May

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

  22. Janie Ward

    Yes and they are good – makes a good wine also

  23. Sharon Witt

    Have them in our woods , love them

  24. Icey Nichole Bales

    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

  25. Diann Witt

    Have several vines and make jelly when in season.

  26. Bill Long

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

  27. Karen Knapp

    They make awesome jelly!

  28. Tammy Barden

    love them and they make the best wine

  29. Sam Harris

    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.

  30. Vicki Palefsky

    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?

  31. Shirley Dickey Green

    My mother made jelly out of muscadines and scuppernongs!

  32. Grampy Dean

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

  33. Annette Mathews Gunter

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

  34. Butch Grimes

    Fantastic wine. Muscadines too.

  35. Lynn Bonner McCoy

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

  36. Dianne Bailey

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

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  38. Shane Chambless

    Make a very tasty wine as well

  39. Mike Stark

    My grandmother loved these! She made jelly from them.

  40. Nancy Stephens

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

  41. Mindy Miller Weeks

    Yes, we have the vines in our yard

  42. Margaret Vinson

    They are heavenly can’t get enough

  43. Margaret Vinson

    They are like no other so good

  44. Teresa King

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

  45. Cindy Wood Rodgers

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

  46. Angelo Denison Roberson

    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……..

  47. Robert Fales

    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?

  48. Trent Ward

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

  49. Butch Intravartolo

    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.

  50. Sally Hester

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

  51. Love them !!!

  52. Sherron Hayes

    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!

  53. Doc Rainey

    I’ve ate my weight in them

  54. Kathy East

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

  55. Kathy East

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

  56. George W McKenzie

    Y E S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. George W McKenzie

    Y E S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. Jackie M. Marky

    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. Jackie M. Marky

    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…

  60. Beth Stuntz

    Oh yest and the jelly is good too.

  61. Sandy Richards

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

  62. Nancy Tosh

    Yep. Delicious and make delicious preserves.

  63. Sharon Jean Lewis-Saliba

    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.

  64. Launa Annette Brown

    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..

  65. Amanda Gayle Stewart

    Blake Stewart – this is what grows in our backyard!

  66. Bill Bradley

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

  67. Jan Graham Tucker

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

  68. Debbie Strickland

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

  69. Janett Bates

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

  70. Brett Smith

    What a wonderful wine……

  71. Judy Murphy

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

  72. Pamela Ray

    Yes love both and it is really good jelly.

  73. Barbara Weldon Honea

    Love them, have made jelly with them for years.

  74. Patsy Huggins

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

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  76. Linda Carr Carter

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

  77. Linda Sneed

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

  78. Sally Weiland

    The look like green grapes

  79. Heather J. Rockwell

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

  80. Faye Sheffield

    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.

  81. Nathan Phillips

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

  82. Karen Smith

    Have several big scuppernong vines!

  83. Michael D James

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

  84. Jeanie B Phillips

    My grandmother made scuppernong wine.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. David Hubbert

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

  88. Linda Cobb White Roland

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

  89. Bobby King

    My favorite of the grape family.

  90. Jeremybigdaddy Christian

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

    1. Scott Barkley

      (In moderation, of course…) wink,wink

  91. Audrey Little Anderson

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

  92. Walley McIlwain
  93. Janie Ward

    Yes and scuppernong home made wine too

  94. LaRue Myatt

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

  95. Mary Chavis

    Very tasty. All southerners should about these.

  96. Faye Jones

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

  97. Patricia Camp Mullis

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

  98. Angela Henry

    all the time but never heard them pronounced that way

    1. Vicky Hudson

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

  99. Vicky Hudson

    These I. Pic are musidines scupanons are greens

  100. Brandie Sulcer Carrizo

    Anyone know where I can buy some?

    1. Gayle Dyches

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

  101. Tammy Fields Gibson

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

    1. Tammy Fields Gibson

      Steve Reeves Ray Reeves Lana Talley MawMaw Miller Billy Fields

    2. Steve Reeves

      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. Tammy Fields Gibson

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

  102. Ann Hardy Beaver

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

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

  104. Sue Lucas DeBoer

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

  105. Connie Howard

    Enjoyed eating them also makes great jelly

  106. Ethel Grimes Marshall

    Ate them as fast as I could pick them!

  107. Carol George

    Yes, grew up playing under their vines!!

  108. Clyde Lansdell

    Just don’t eat one until it is ripe.

  109. AuntWendy Craft

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

  110. Rejetta Balentine

    Except they are brown when they are ripe.

  111. Peggy Cox Holley

    Many times. Grew up eating them.

  112. RonandCindy Hall

    My dad had vines and my mom made jellies 🙂

  113. Gale Galen

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

  114. Susan Hassebrock

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

  115. Carole Hennessey

    Yes. They are such a taste treat.

  116. Arah Ringnell

    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! ❤️

  117. Brenda Faye Guy

    Yes! I can remember the favor now

  118. Marsha Kossik

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

  119. Richard Martin

    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.

  120. Jeanie B Phillips

    My grandmother made scuppernong wine 😉

  121. Derrick Walley

    I love the purple one’s.

  122. Brenda Green Perkins

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

  123. Patsy May
  124. […] 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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