Muscadine is a grapevine species native to the south of North America that has been extensively cultivated since the 16th century. The plants are well adapted to their native warm and humid climate; they need fewer chilling hours than better known varieties and they thrive on summer heat.
They have skin sufficiently tough that eating the raw fruit often involves biting a small hole in the skin to suck out the pulp inside. Muscadines are not only eaten fresh, but also are used in making wine, juice, and jelly.
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“The brazen assemblage of hot pastrami, grilled knockwurst, melted Swiss and hot mustard on rye bread, curiously known in these parts as a ‘sailor sandwich’ is, most likely, a true Richmond native. Carytown’s New York Deli, established in 1929 and operating at its current location since 1934, bills itself as ‘the birthplace of the sailor sandwich.'” – Richmond.com