Q: July 27, 1996 – When is the best time to transplant a wild muscadine vine out of the woods?
A: In my opinion, it is never a good time to transplant a wild muscadine vine. Why? Because they simply never produce as many muscadines as a “named” plant that you can buy at a nursery. Wild muscadines were likely planted by bird droppings. The parents are unknown; unless you have seen lots of grapes on the vine in previous years, the grape production may be erratic. Why not purchase a “Triumph” or “Cowart” or “Carlos” muscadine this fall and really have some grapes to be proud of next summer?