Lane Muscadine Grapes
Muscadinia rotundifolia ‘Lane’
- Type: Deciduous
- Zone: 7 – 10
- Harvest: Early in Season (1st 2 weeks of August in GA)
- Large 1-1/8 Inch Grapes
- Sun: Full Sun
- Soil: Grows in a Wide Range of Soils; Good Internal Drainage is Required; pH 6.0 – 6.5
- Disease Resistant
- Sweet Grapes – Sugar Content 19%
Lane is a black self-fertile Muscadine that produces black medium to large grapes with a crisp skin and firm pulp which adheres to the skin. This is an excellent variety to add to your home vineyard! Ideal for commercial use as well. Plant in full sun; fruit set and production will be reduced if the vines are shaded. Lane allows growers to have a black muscadine as early as the earliest bronze muscadines so that both colors will be available for the early season market. Note that 1 self-fertile Muscadine will pollinate up to 3 female vines.
Lane is a new muscadine cultivar released from the University of Georgia muscadine breeding program. Lane was selected in 2007 from a cross of Supreme x Tara made in 2005 and tested as Ga. 5-1-45 by Dr. Patrick Conner. Lane was tested in yield trials from 2010 to 2014. Lane was released in 2012 and a U.S. plant patent has been obtained by the University of Georgia Research Foundation.
- As a cultivar of a native plant, it is resistant to Pierce’s Disease (PD). Symptoms of PD have not been observed on Lane at any University of Georgia growing location.
- Muscadine grapes are drought tolerant. Water during dry periods the first two years, then the vines can usually obtain adequate water from the soil even during dry periods.
- Muscadine grapes have a relatively high requirement for magnesium; and a shortage shows up as yellowing between the veins of older leaves. Premature fruit fall may also result. To prevent or correct magnesium deficiency, apply Epsom salts at the rate of 2 to 4 ounces for 1 and 2 year-old vines. For older vines, apply 4 to 6 ounces. Be sure to broadcast Epsom salts evenly over a 3 to 6 foot area and water it into the soil well.
The Lane Muscadine grape is excellent for fresh eating and is also suitable for making wine, jam, jelly, and juice. It is highly recommended for both home and commercial use.