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William Bronson
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  My grapes are going bad,rather than ripening.
They are supposed to be concords,and are still sour when I eat them.
Any ideas on what I'm dealing with?
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Deb Rebel
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Yours look about like mine right now. Concords are a purple grape so yours are GREEN and not ripe yet.

I have a 'green' eating grape and they will turn more of a red in the fall and are a zillion times better red and ripe.

I will lose a few to shrivel, spots, and bugs between now and purple.

Edit, I'm in 6b and my concords will be ripe in another month to six weeks. I try to let them go as late as I can without them shriveling as they get sweeter as they go, and usually pick between mid September and whenever they offer we'll get frost.
 
Joylynn Hardesty
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It looks to me that your grapes that appear to be ripening are victims of fungus. Check out black rot.
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/diseases/fruit-spots/black-rot-of-grapes.aspx
 
William Bronson
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Thanks Joylynn,for thediagnosis and the great resource!
 
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