Grape cultivars developed at the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, an agricultural and natural resource research program of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), are licensed by Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc. If your company is interested in licensing Grape cultivars, please contact Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
'Southern Home’ - (US Patent No. PP9,454)‘Southern Home’ is an ornamental, dooryard grape with adaptability to the South. This part bunch grape, part muscadine hybrid is unique in appearance due to its leaf shape and deeply-cut sinuses that resemble that of a maple leaf. ‘Southern Home’ can be grown on arbors around patios and as borders on fences throughout southern regions. This grape cultivar produces superior disease resistance requiring little, if any, fungicide applications. It is highly resistant to ripe rot, bitter rot, and black rot and it is completely resistant to anthracnose and downy mildew.
‘Southern Home’ has excellent vine vigor, with semi-recumbent growth and 4 to 12 cm internodes. Leaves of this cultivar average about 10 cm in length and 11 cm in width. Lower leaves are light green and shiny, while upper leaves are dark green and shiny. Ripe fruit is produced in Florida through October or November.
Where can you obtain plants of ‘Southern Home’ Grape?
FFSP has non-exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of ‘Southern Home’ grape:
- Agri-Starts, Inc. – 1728 Kelly Park Road, Apopka, FL 32721, Phone: (407) 889-8055, Fax: (407) 889-2523, Website: www.agristarts.com
- Bottoms Nursery, LLC – 519 Pullians Road, Concord, GA 30206, Phone: 770-884-5661, Fax: 770-884-5662, Website: http://bottomsnursery.com/index.htm
- Dewar Nurseries, Inc. – 625 W Keene Rd, Apopka, FL 32703, Phone: 1-800-329-1188, Website: www.dewarnurseries.com
- Simpson Nurseries – 52 Nacoosa Road, Monticello, FL 32344, Phone: (850) 997-2516, Fax: (850) 997-2518, Website: http://www.simpsonnurseries.com/
FFSP is currently seeking non-exclusive licensees for the territory of the United States and exclusive licensees for territories not already licensed. If your company is interested in obtaining a license, please contact FFSP.