University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Fruits & Nuts

Muscadine Grape (Vitis rotundifolia)

Muscadine grapes grow in loose clusters on woody vines that use tendrils to attach to supports. The fruit is harvested as single berries instead of bunches. The round ½ inch fruits have a thick, tough skin and contains up to 5 seeds. The color ranges from light bronze to pink to purple to black. The flesh of the round or oval berry is clear and translucent. The leaves and fruit are smaller than those of bunch grapes. Muscadine leaves are dark green on top and yellowish green underneath, alternate, with deeply serrated edges. The flower is small and green in color. Muscadines can be grown throughout Florida.