One of my favorite times of the year is early fall, when muscadines start ripening.
Muscadines are native to this area. The native vines produce fruit, but it is not as sweet as the named varieties. The native plants can become a pest problem because they grow in shrub beds and will cover trees.
I have plenty of wild muscadines around my house, and it is a constant battle to keep them out of my trees and plants.
Gardeners call these plants by two names, muscadines and scuppernongs.
Scuppernong is a variety of muscadine that is bronze in color.