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Offline T-Boy

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Southern Home Grape
« on: April 03, 2018, 03:52:33 PM »
I've been making my own wine for about a year now primarily with wine kits. Going to try blackberry and blueberry wine with what I produce this year.  Can't grow bunch grapes here in south Louisiana so that is out. Have never been fond of muscadine wine so I've never grown that. Came across this grape however, that is a cross between muscadine and a bunch grape called Southern Home:

 http://ediblelandscaping.com/products/vines/Grapes/SouthernHomeGrape.php

Does anyone have any experience growing this in high heat and humidity conditions?  The research I've done says they should do well under those conditions.
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Re: Southern Home Grape
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 10:23:45 AM »
T-boy, this is the grape my friend in Abbeyville grows for his wine making. It does well at his place. Give it a look.
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http://www.pixiesgardens.com/grapes-muscadines-b019e5qc3k.html

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Re: Southern Home Grape
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 05:56:39 PM »
Thanks Gene that sounds like it might work. Of course I could plant both  :)  Too late in the spring to get areas ready to be planted and plant before it gets too hot to plant. Will likely wait until the fall.  Also make my own beer.  At some point I'm going to grow my own hops.
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Re: Southern Home Grape
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 07:06:11 PM »
T-Boy you and my son would get along well.  He is big time into making beer.  He and his wife have an obsession about beer and go beer tasting every week. 

His next adventure is making wine, at a family boil last weekend he asked his sisters to save any wine bottles for him since he has started a batch of wine.  As for how his beer tastes I couldn't tell you since I quit drinking alcohol 20 years ago.

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Re: Southern Home Grape
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 08:16:40 AM »
I'll say this about my beer and wine (and mead and hard apple cider :) ), I won't win any awards but just like gardening there is a certain pride and satisfaction you get making it yourself! Everything in moderation, including moderation!   

Bob tell your son and his wife to come to Acadiana, we have some good breweries 'round here:

https://bayoutechebrewing.com/
http://www.parishbeer.com/
http://cajunbrewing.com/

Other good places to have a few beers:

http://wurstbiergarten.com/
https://growlerusa.com/craft-beer-pubs/la-youngsville/
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Re: Southern Home Grape
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 09:57:04 AM »
T-Boy, I am not sure which ones he has been to, but I know he has been in the area because he posted pictures at Avery Island And the Shadows.  When they go, they spend a weekend in an area and make the rounds.  I will send him these links.

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Re: Southern Home Grape
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 03:53:49 PM »
hi t boy

it is cool that you do your own wine and beer! 

it was interesting reading about the Southern Home grape.  It looks like it should do good in the heat/humidity. 

if you do decide to plant these please update this thread.  i would love to see how they differ from a regular muscadine.  i did read that they had a 'very good' rating for eating fresh.  that way if they don't work out for wine, you can still eat them.