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Vitis 'Razzmatazz'™

RazzMatazz represents a breakthrough in breeding by hybridizer Jeff Bloodworth from NC. This cross takes the humble Muscadine with its native vigor and disease resistance to a new level in consumer appreciation.  Seedless, sweet, and all season production, what more can the home gardener ask?

Common:

RazzMatazz™ Grape PPAF

Botanical:

Vitis rotundifolia x Vitis vinifera '05-22-3-27'

Zones:

7-9

Height:

8 ft.

Form:

Vine

Sun/shade:

Full sun

Soil:

Well drained, sandy loam

Growth:

Vigorous

Fruit:

Has a floral aroma and sweet flavor. Mature fruit is a deep dark red.

Bearing:

Wow Fruit Now grade plants- 1st year, bareroot- 2 years

Maturity:

It colors to an iridescent pinkish red starting in August but the flavor has not developed at this point. It is fully ripe in early September when the fruit is a deep dark red. The extended cropping allows the gardener fruit all the way till the first frost.

Foliage:

Green, small ornamental leaves

Planting:

Same depth as in shipping pot

Spacing:

8-12 ft.

Pollination:

Self, complete flower

Culture:

Muscadines grow well in a wide-range of soil, but best in well-drained loams with pH of 5.5 to 6.5. They will not tolerate low, wet ground. The vines are shallow rooted with most of their feeder roots in the top 12" of soil. Water during dry spells-annual rainfall of 30" is sufficient. Complete fertilizer high in nitrogen are recommended. Annual pruning during dormant season is necessary. Trellis vines. Muscadine grapes are much less bothered by pests & disease than American and European grapes. Muscadines are well adapted to the warm humid conditions of the south-eastern US. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, ID, OR, PR, WA

Misc:

The below information is from http://homeguides.sfgate.com/cane-spur-pruning-grapevines-36812.html Spur pruning involves looking at the new, one-year-old wood growing from the spurs of a cordon. You want one to three buds on each spur. Prune back everything else. When pruning, bear in mind that the wood you leave will need to be trained to the trellis. Remove any canes growing away from the trellis. Remove any spurs that no longer have one-year-old wood using a handsaw.

Uses:

Fresh, jam, jelly, wine

Other:

Selection from private breeder Jeff Bloodworth

Comments:

Perpetual cropping grape. This muscadine x table grape cross is derived from material native to the southeast US and is highly disease resistant and tolerant to hot humid summers making them far easier for the home gardener to grow than traditional table grapes. The fruit has a floral aroma and rich sweet fruity flavor that is unlike any grape. It colors to an iridescent pinkish red starting in august but the flavor has not developed at this point. It is fully ripe in early September when the fruit is a deep dark red. The extended cropping allowed the gardener fruit all the way till the first frost. This variety is completed flowered and does not need another variety for pollination.