Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit! Very Winter Hardy!
Great for Southern climates! Crunchy Sweet! Developed by the University of Georgia, ‘Triumph’ is a medium to large, pinkish bronze grape that’s sweet with a nice crunch texture and superior flavor. Although ‘Triumph’ was released as a fresh eating variety, we find it to be good for juices and jellies. ‘Triumph Muscadine’ is a mid-season ripening grapevine that will produce more grapes than you’ll know what to do with! Winemakers love this self-pollinating variety because of its robust, juicy flavor.
Vitis rotundifolia, or muscadine, is a grapevine species native to the southeastern and south-central United States from Florida to Delaware, west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. It has been extensively cultivated since the 16th century. The plants are well adapted to their native warm and humid climate; they need fewer chilling hours than better known varieties and they thrive on summer heat. In a natural setting, muscadines are important plants for improving wildlife habitat by providing cover, browse, and fruit for a wide variety of animals.
The vines are allowed to run as they will the first year and the posting or staking is done the second or third year when you will prune heavily, leaving only 2 or 3 buds on the strongest stem. As it grows you’ll keep only the most vigorous sprout to form the main stem. Shallow cultivation and mulching are beneficial. It is best grown in deep, loamy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. This grape tolerates a wide range of soil conditions but must have good drainage.