Chowan produces a medium-sized black to bronze grape. The leaves are oval to triangle-shaped, dark glossy green on top, lighter below and are toothed on the margins. The vines climb by tendrils and the bark is tight, but scruffy.
The small flowers are produces in clusters of a few flowers in the spring, followed by a thick-skinned berry with musky-tasting pulp. Wild muscadine flowers are dioecious, male and female flowers on separate plants. Some cultivars are self-fertile, other require a pollinator.
Chowan is self-fertile, low-yielding and has poor cold and disease resistance.
Fast Growth Rate. Hardy zones 6-10. *Deer May Browse*