Like many New Yorkers, muscadines are known for their thick skin!
Cultivated since 1584, muscadines are the native North American ‘grape’. Originally found in the southeastern US, several muscadine varieties can now be found growing throughout New York State. In the wild, muscadine plants improve wildlife habitat by providing cover, browse and fruit for many species of animals. Noted for super high levels of antioxidants and resveratrol, muscadines offer humans many health benefits. But who really cares – just pour me another glass of that sweet muscadine wine!