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    04 / 13 / 2016

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I have this vine that has is taking over trees at the edge of my backyard woods. Some of it is running along the ground and also underground, shooting off in all sorts of directions. And then it runs up trees as far as 30-40 feet high. Pulling it down some from the other trees pulled a few large semi-dead or dried out branches down also. I suppose it may be choking out branches and trees. And some of it is so thick and rooted into the ground I’ve had to just cut it off at the ground.


  • Jim Unregistered says:

    For a dry, lighter wine, for every pound of muscadines, use half that many pounds of sugar, and 25 fluid ounces of water. After 4or 5 days in primary fermenter, strain out pulp. During secondary ferment, rack in 3 weeks and again in 3 months. If you want it totally dry, let it ferment until it stops. If it stops well in advance of above schedule, it’s probably stalled and will start again after a while in slightly warmer environs.

    April 19th, 2016 at 11:13am

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    Good to know jim! Maybe I’ll fool around and try making some when I retire. Too bad I don’t have my Grandfather around to pick his brains. Thanks for the feedback.

    April 17th, 2016 at 11:20am

  • jim Unregistered says:

    Meant to say “…than a traditional muscadine wine.”

    April 17th, 2016 at 11:09am

  • jim Unregistered says:

    Sue – The wine can be as sweet or dry as you want. I’ve made some very delicious muscadine wine without even a hint of sweetness, and much lighter on the palate than a . You just have to add the right amount of water and ferment all the natural sugars out of it.

    April 17th, 2016 at 11:31am

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    …and the muscadines taste great. My Grandfather had a huge arbor of them and made great (but very sweet) wine from them.

    April 16th, 2016 at 10:44pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    It grows very slowly, at least compared to foreign invaders like Wisteria or Kudzu. It won’t choke out and kill the trees. Whether or not a particular vine produces fruit is dependent on the proximity of male and female vines/flowers, the details of which I don’t know.

    April 16th, 2016 at 10:27am

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Muscadine. Very much a native.

    April 14th, 2016 at 10:06am

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