‘Paulk’ is a hermaphroditic muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) with black berries that was released by the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. ‘Paulk’ produces high yields of large-sized berries with excellent taste suitable for the fresh market. ‘Paulk’ is the first cultivar with hermaphroditic flowers that produces berries of similar size to the largest female cultivars (≈15 g). ‘Paulk’ produces a high percentage of usable berries with low incidences of berry rot or pedicel scar splitting. ‘Paulk’ has a midseason harvest date with an average first pick on 20 Aug. in Tifton, GA. ‘Paulk’ is recommended as a hermaphroditic black muscadine for fresh-market sales.
Poling, B., Mainland, C., Bland, W., Cline, B. & Sorenson, K. 2003 Muscadine grape production guide. N.C. State Expt. Serv. Bul. AG-94