Loftus Family Farm U-Pick Vineyard

Hurricane Up date.

We checked the vineyard on September 18th and all the grapes are gone. The storm did very little damage to the vines but it did drop the rest of the grapes, there is nothing left to pick. So. we are officially closed for this season. Thanks to everyone who came out this year to pick the grapes and I hope you enjoyed them. The next season will be about mid August, 2018.

Greetings from Don and Ermida Loftus. We are a small vineyard north of Gainesville, FL specializing in dark Muscadine grapes and dedicated to U-Pick. Our main fresh fruit grape is the Supreme, a very large, thin skinned, very sweet grape. The other grapes we grow are the Ison ( a self pollinating variety that produces a very sweet, slightly smaller berry that ripens early in the season) and Delicious (developed by UF to be a very sweet, smoother tasting grape). These last two varieties pollinate the Supreme vines which are female plants. I have an article about the Delicious variety on the “Links” page.

It turns out that Muscadine grapes have many health benefits and they taste good too. I have listed some of the articles on the Links page. Take a look and you just might want to eat a few more grapes.

Don Loftus
Loftus Family Farm




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