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UGA hosts Muscadine Day

August 5, 2003

Tifton- The Muscadine Twilight Field Day was held at the UGA Tifton campus Tuesday. Grape lovers got a chance to see and taste several dozen different varieties of muscadines grown right here in South Georgia.

"You can take these large ones like this and cut them and half and extract the seed and have them as sort of an appetizer. They make a very good wine, and very good jelly and jam, too," says Gerard Krewer of the UGA Tifton Campus.

There are about 60 muscadine growers in the state. The large grapes are more resistant to disease than bunch grapes and contain an anti-cancer compound.

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