The muscadine grape was first found in North Carolina. The original vine is still in NC to view and is now the home of "Mothervine Vineyard." The vine is called the mother vine. It is not still alive but the skeleton can be seen. It is over two feet wide at the base and covered an area over 1/2 of an acre large. The scuppernong cultivar is now the state fruit of North Carolina.
Quick Fact: There are over 300 varieties of Muscadine grapes; only about 30 are good for wine.