Southern Home: Complex hybrid (‘Summit’ x P-9-15) with muscadine and V. vinifera parentage. Released by the University of Florida in 1994. Medium-sized clusters with small (for a muscadine) black berries with a crisp texture. Southern Home may be used for fresh eating or winemaking.
Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Black
Year introduced = 1994
Variety protection = Patented
Cultivar attributes in Tifton, Ga. trials
|Cultivar||Vine vigor||Leaf disease||Berry rot||% Full crop||Harvest period||Ripening||% Dry scar|
|Southern Home||high||slight||none||80 %||mid/late||even||30%|
Southern Home grapes in hand’Southern Home’ was introduced in 1994 by J. Mortenson, J. Harris, D. Hopkins, and P. Anderson of the University of Florida. ‘Southern Home’ was selected from the cross ‘Summit’ x P9-15. ‘Southern Home’ is special among muscadine cultivars because the P9-15 parent is a complex hybrid between V. rotundifolia, V. popenoei, V. munsoniana, and V. vinifera. The first three species are all from the muscadinia subgenus, and V. vinifera is the standard wine bunch grape species. You can tell the hybrid nature of this cultivar by the cut leaf pattern of the leaves.
We have only evaluated ‘Southern Home’ in an informal way. The berry size is likely too small for use in the commercial market. However, berry flavor and overall quality are good, and the flesh has a nice crisp texture. This vine is highly recommended for home plantings because it is self-fertile, has good flavor, and the cut leaf pattern is very ornamental.
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