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If you are looking to purchase or grow grape or muscadine fruit, seeds, vines…

Preferred Muscadine & Grape Nursery:

Ison’s Nursery & Vineyards

P.O. Box 190
Brooks, GA 30205
770-599-1727 fax
Greg, Darlene, Janet and Pam

“Ison’s Nursery and Vineyards knows a little bit on how to grow grapes. Our family has been growing muscadines and scuppernongs for over seventy years. The muscadine (Vitus Rotundifolia) is a native grape plant grown in the southeastern portion of the United States. In the early 1930’s our grandfather, Grady Ison, began growing muscadines as a hobby with an initial planting of 3 acres of grape plants. Of all the crops on our family farm the muscadine grapes were our family’s favorite, and we always look forward to the fall of the year when the muscadine grapes were ready to harvest. As the interest in muscadines grapes became more popular, our grandfather began to offer grape plants for sale to people in the community.

In the 1960’s our father Bill Ison began to increase the number of muscadine plants for sale and through hard work and perseverance began growing plants on a commercial scale. Bill Ison and Dr. B.O. Fry began making muscadine crosses in order to improve size, taste, and production of the current muscadine varieties. Through their hard work we now have 22 varieties of muscadines that are considered the best cultivars for fresh fruit, wine, jelly, and commercial farms. Of all the different types of grapes, the muscadines are the easiest to grow in the southeast because they are a native plant. Also, there are very few disease or insect concerns when growing muscadines or scuppernongs in a home garden.

Muscadine and scuppernong plants prefer a location with full sun and a well drained soil. They can be successfully grown in a wide range of soil types, from sandy soils all the way to a more clay based soil. Grape plants prefer a ph in the 6.0 range and thrive in the hot humid conditions of the southeast. Most vines are grown on a single wire trellis with the vines being spaced at about 15-20 ft apart. There are 2 types of muscadine plants, female and self fertile. Females will not bear fruit unless they are planted within 50 ft of a self fertile variety in order to ensure cross pollination. Self fertile varieties will pollinate themselves as well as female varieties. The color of the fruit has no bearing on pollination and varieties will stay true to variety. Muscadine and scuppernong plants will begin to bear a light crop in the 2nd year and will reach full maturity in the 4th year. Female varieties will bear an average of 50lbs per plant while the self fertile varieties will bear an average of 65 lbs per plant. Our customers prefer the female muscadine plants because the fruit size is larger and sweeter where the self fertile muscadine plants tend to bear more fruit.

Most muscadine and scuppernong fruit is used on the fresh fruit side by selling via u-pick, roadside stands, and commercial distribution through clam shells. Over the last few years the biggest growth has been seen in the muscadine wine and juice industry.

Muscadine fruit not only is delicious but is also good for you. The muscadine and scuppernong fruit are high in antioxidants and ellagic acids. Studies have shown that the consumption of fruit, juice, or wine may lower your risk of heart disease and reduce cholesterol levels.

Ison’s Nursery and Vineyards is a 3rd generation family farm. We taking muscadine and scuppernong plants about as serious as one can. We offer over 30 different types of grapes that we considered the best varieties for home and commercial use. We look forward to assisting you with any of your plant needs.”

Greg, Darlene, Janet and Pam


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Raintree Nursery

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St. Lawrence Nurseries

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Southmeadow Fruit Gardens

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Aaron’s Nursery

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Harvest Express

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Suite 125
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Phone: (800) 595-3754
Fax: (800) 595-3754

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