I am Looking for Young Muscat grape plants

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I am Looking for Young Muscat grape plants

Post by dgriffi » Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:00:00



Can anybody tell me were I can obtain young Muscat grape plants in the North
East USA.

Thank you.
Dan

 
 
 

I am Looking for Young Muscat grape plants

Post by Dan Parke » Tue, 13 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Can anybody tell me were I can obtain young Muscat grape plants in the North
> East USA.

> Thank you.
> Dan

The label "Muscat" describes a rather large family of V. vinifera
varieties (at least 100 that I'm aware of).  Did you have specific
variety / varieties in which you are interested?  I know of many sources
of vines and would be happy to look through them if you can give me some
specifics.  Otherwise, I take a look and see what I can find on muscats
in general.  BTW I have planted out back a Golden Muscat which I found
at a local (Dallas, TX area) nursery.  Have you checked your local
nurseries yet?  Also, you say that you're in the Northeast...be warned
that many, if not most, viniferas are not sufficiently cold-hardy and/or
disease-resistant to offer a very good chance at success in your
climate, though I don't recall if this applies to the muscats or not.

Dan (We "Dan"s seem to have a viticultural bent, don't we ;-)

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I am Looking for Young Muscat grape plants

Post by Dan Parke » Tue, 13 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Can anybody tell me were I can obtain young Muscat grape plants in the North
> East USA.

> Thank you.
> Dan

Correction to my earlier post.  The Golden Muscat in my yard is not a
true muscat in that it's an American hybrid and not a vinifera, though
it is described as having a muscat flavor.  I didn't want to mislead
you.  You wouldn't want it anyway as it is generally described as
suitable for more southern climes.

OK, here's some info.  The following web sites/pages contain references
to muscat varieties and nurseries that carry them (or at least did when
the pages were published).  Note that not all are in the northeast, as I
thought you might wish to consider mail-ordering vines from reputable
growers (I have done this myself with great success):

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http://www.kingestate.com/lorane.htm  - The Oregon grower from which I
acquired my grafted Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc vines (they also
stock Muscat Ottonel - a "true" muscat).  I have had great success with
both the vines and the company.  I recommend them highly.

http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/hort/g06012.htm

http://www.users.on.net/perrys/news2.htm  - has a variety which is not
really a muscat, but described as "muscat like" - FWIW

http://bigvax.alfred.edu/~hawkins/fl_wine.html  - References some NY
state vinyards/nurseries which sell vines.

http://co.el-dorado.ca.us/TasteElDorado/wine_grapes.html  - Some CA
vineyards/nurseries.

http://www.hevanet.com/lonrom/grapes.html  - Oregon grower that offers
cuttings of several mustcat varieties, including the most highly
regarded "muscat blanc".

http://www.navicom.com/~wbnberry/  - An Oregon nursery with some
muscat-like hybrids.

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I hope this helps :-)

Dan

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-- "If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul"
--
--   Clifton Fadiman, American editor and writer.
--   1904-?
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