'Scarlett' was released and patented in 1997 by R. Lane of the University of Georgia. 'Scarlett' was selected primarily for its excellent consumer acceptance of fruit quality and its bright red berry color. 'Scarlett' was produced from the cross 'Summit' x 'Triumph'.
'Scarlett' produced very large berries of excellent quality. Berry taste is very sweet with a crisp skin, and a less noticeable muscadine aroma. Many people prefer this variety over all others.
Unfortunately, productivity is too low for this to be a viable commercial cultivar. We often noted "cap stick" problems during pollination, perhaps leading to lack of pollination and berry set. 'Scarlett' might be a good homeowner vine because of its high fruit quality, but only if you have room for several vines to make up for the lack of production.
Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials
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Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials
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