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  • Carlos Muscadine Grape for Sale

    Carlos Muscadine Grape for Sale

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Carlos Muscadine Grape

Vitis rotundifolia 'Carlos'


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-t- Planting Mix
Carlos Muscadine Grape Planting Mix

Helps your Carlos Muscadine Grape get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 6-9
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-60 ft.


Full Sun


20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

September - October

Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Vitis rotundifolia 'Carlos'

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Most Popular Wine Producing Grape!

  • Top wine producing grape from North Carolina
  • Bronze-colored grapes with deep green leaves
  • Vigorous, self-fertile vine
  • Resistant to pests and diseases
  • Excellent cold tolerance

Gorgeous Grapes on an Attractive Vine

Aside from its unrivaled wine and juice making qualities, the Carlos Muscadine grape is a thing of beauty to admire on the vine. Perfectly round and metallic bronze in color, the clusters of grapes are surrounded by glossy, deep green leaves with incredible visual appeal.

Carlos is King in Carolina

When it comes to wine production, there's no better Muscadine grape variety than the Carlos. Heavy in numbers and high in quality, more than 90 percent of all the muscadine grapes produced in North Carolina are Carlos Muscadine.

Well Suited for Delicious Wine or Juice Production

Ripening to a deep bronze at the season's midpoint, the Carlos grapes signal their readiness for an optimal harvest. Once off the vine, put their magic to work by making delicious juices or the flavorful wine for which they are prized.

Carlos Muscadine Grape Pollination

Carlos Muscadine Grape are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Carlos Muscadine Grape will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Carlos Muscadine Grape

Carlos Muscadine Grape Planting Diretions

The Carlos Muscadine Grape (Vitis Rotundifolia Carlos) is a beauty to admire on the vine. They’re delectable treat when freshly picked or when made into wine, jams or preserves. This particular grape variety is low maintenance and fast growing. The Carlos Muscadine will perform best in USDA growing zones 6-9, maturing to a height of 40-60 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

Location: When planting Carlos Muscadine grapes, find a location that offers full sun and moist, well-draining soil. Avoid shaded areas as fruit set/production will be reduced in the absence of sun during the growing season. Muscadines are a vine and will require some type of trellis to grow on properly.

Planting Instructions:
1) Dig your hole 3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Carlos Muscadine vine and gently position downward in the hole. The top of the root flare (where the roots end and the trunk begins) should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
4) Begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go.
5) Apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets that may have formed then mulch to retain soil moisture.

Watering: Water regularly for the first year by giving your plants about 1 inch of water (1-2 gallons) a week. Directly moisten the roots but avoid spraying or misting the grapes. After the vines are a bit more established, they will seldom need watering. Be watchful for leaf drop, this is an early warning sign that you may be over watering.

Pollination: Most species of grape are self-fertile but a good rule of green thumb is to always plant in pairs. This will assure you a healthy yield of fruit come harvest time.

Fertilizing: Apply a 1/4 pound of formula 12-12-12 or 10-10-10 fertilizer in an 18 inch circle around each vine in April. Re-apply every 6 weeks until July during the first year of growth. In the second year, apply fertilizer in March, May and July increasing the dose to 1/2 pound per vine. Be sure the fertilizer is not closer than 21 inches from the trunk.

Pruning: Balanced pruning maintains the vine’s form, size, vigor, and next season’s fruiting wood. Pruning should be done when the vines are dormant in late winter or early spring. Do not prune when vines could freeze, because the new growth can be brittle and can damage easily. Foliage around the grape clusters can be removed to expose the fruit to sunlight in a short growing season. During your first growing season multiple shoots will begin to grow and the vine may become bushy. Some trim their plants back to just one or two shoots. Others prefer to let them grow so they may have a better selection to choose from during the following winter’s pruning.

Harvesting: Taste is the best determining factor if it’s time to harvest or not. When fruit appears. Test its ripeness by picking a few grapes from different areas and tasting them. If the grapes are sweet, start picking as they ready for harvesting.

*Grapes will not continue to ripen after picking so be sure not to to pick them too prematurely.
*Color and size are not necessarily good indicators of ripe fruit. Only pick the fruit after you’ve tasted it and are certain it is ready.


Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
Need one male plant to 3 female.
Carlos variety was recommended
Joy D on Jan 29, 2018
As a companion for my Alachua Muscadine grape vines planted in my green house.
Sharon P on Dec 3, 2017
Need one male plant to 3 female.
Carlos variety was recommended
Joy D on Jan 29, 2018
Grow up with this type of grape ,wanted a vine for myself love this grape
michael s on Dec 3, 2017
As a companion for my Alachua Muscadine grape vines planted in my green house.
Sharon P on Dec 3, 2017
As a companion planting to the Scuppernong and because they are so beautiful. I plan to make juice from them.
Billie T on Nov 3, 2017
When I was a Young man I got introduced to this fruit and fell in love with it. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought that I would have time to spend planting and growing this wonderful fruit. I have purchased a couple of other Scuppernong Grapes from another vendor to grow but purchasing from Fast Growing Trees was the best deal for me and it will be for you who purchase anything from this vendor. I will continue to buy and support this vendor they stand by their word.
ronald b on Aug 10, 2016
love grapes
siopor s on Jul 19, 2016
Self-fertile, NC native grape.
Peter S on Jun 18, 2016
Bought as a gift for someone who I thought would love the process of watching the grapes come in & making wine from the fruit. I think he'll love it!
Elizabeth M on Jun 10, 2016
Fast growing with good coverage and disease resistant.
Arlene H on Apr 18, 2016
Wanted to try it
Hiller B on Apr 16, 2016
Had a friend in Miss. that had these and we made great wine from them.
David K on Mar 18, 2016
Grow up with this type of grape ,wanted a vine for myself love this grape
michael s on Dec 3, 2017
As a companion planting to the Scuppernong and because they are so beautiful. I plan to make juice from them.
Billie T on Nov 3, 2017
I have a scuppernong vine last season didn't get any scuppernong, help please give me some advise?
ruby l on Apr 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Excess nitrogen can cause plants to become vegetative and not flower. Too much fertilizer can also cause possible winter damage and delay the coloring and ripening of fruit. Periodic soil testing once a year is highly recommended, this way you can see if your soil is lacking in nutrients a“happy” soil pH between 5.0-7.0 is best. If your soil is heavy with clay, mix in some organic material like peat moss to improve its drainage,
Are the grapes seeded?
Tonga R on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes seeded, and very tasty.
Is this grape seedless?
jude r on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No they are not seedless.
Are the grapes sweet? It doesn't say
lovin' papayas on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are sweet grapes.
How far apart should they be planted?
Willie J on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Plant them 20 feet apart.

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