CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The muscadine grape is native to Arkansas and experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are to put on a workshop and field day focused on growing the fruit.

The event is set for Sept. 12 and the division's Fruit Research Station.

Muscadines are produced commercially in Arkansas and are used in winemaking and as table grapes. They are most commonly found around Altus in the heart of the state's wine country and in Whyite County.

Muscadines are also marketed for juice, and some backyard gardeners have muscadine vines.

The workshop is to cover a variety of topics on muscadine production.

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