Cultivar Information

Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Black
Year introduced = 1967
Variety protection = Unpatented


'Southland' was released in 1967 by N. Loomis of the U.S.D.A. 'Southland' was selected from a cross of 'Thomas' x seedling of 'Topsail'. 'Southland' was notable for its high sugar content and good productivity.


'Southland' is an older cultivar that is no longer commonly planted. 'Southland's' most notable attributes in this test were its dry stem scars and strong muscadine aroma. Flavor was very good when berries were fully ripe. Unfortunately, berry size is small to medium and skins are very tough. 'Southland' would be a good choice for a homeowner looking for a cultivar with very aromatic fruit with a strong muscadine flavor. Berry size and quality are not good enough for commercial vineyards.



Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar Vine vigor Leaf disease Berry rot % Full crop Harvest period Ripening % Dry scar
Southland medium none Slight 90 % late even 100%
Fry medium slight slight 70% midseason even 30%
Supreme medium slight none 90% midseason uneven 60%