Cultivar Information

Flower type = Female
Berry color = Pink/Bronze
Year introduced = 1977
Variety protection = Unpatented


'Summit' was released in 1977 by R. Lane of the University of Georgia. 'Summit' was selected from the cross 'Fry' x Ga. 29-49.


We currently recommend 'Summit' as a main season bronze muscadine for the fresh fruit market. Although 'Summit' is slightly smaller than 'Fry', it has better productivity, more berry rot resistance, and a drier stem scar. Color is slightly pinker than 'Fry', but otherwise its appearance is similar.



Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar Berry weight (g) Berry diameter (mm) Soluble solids (%)
Summit 10.4 25 16.1
Fry 12.7 27 15.3
Supreme 17.7 31 13.9

Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar Vine vigor Leaf disease Berry rot % Full crop Harvest period Ripening % Dry scar
Summit high none slight 80% midseason even 80%
Fry medium slight slight 70% midseason even 30%
Supreme medium slight none 90% midseason uneven 60%