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North_of_Boston
Gloucester, MA

August 12, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #6939094

Does any one know what we have going on? The vines have been in for three years. Very few grapes last year. The grapes look like they have blossom end rot. The grapes stay quite firm feeling until they are all brown. Too much water? Soil imbalance? ???

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kassy_51
Marinette, WI
(Zone 4b)

August 12, 2009
10:26 PM

Post #6939794

North, do you know what kind of grapes they are?
We have blossom end rot on our tomatoes.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 12, 2009
10:59 PM

Post #6939911

here is a link on black grape rot

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r302100111.html
North_of_Boston
Gloucester, MA

August 12, 2009
10:59 PM

Post #6939912

A seedless concord. The other three vines on the same arbor appear to be fine at the moment.
North_of_Boston
Gloucester, MA

August 12, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #6939943

Thank you for that link. Last year we did remove leaves. And of course this year we have had rain and more rain. RE:Damage control - Do you think the best thing to do now would be remove the bunches with damage, prune back some of the leaves on the north facing side of the arbor and use a fungicide?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #6940125

I don't see how that could hurt at this point. you want to minimize damage as much as possible.
North_of_Boston
Gloucester, MA

August 13, 2009
12:20 AM

Post #6940178

Thanks again

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #6940213

you are very welcome
flowers_delight
Leicester, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 17, 2009
8:46 PM

Post #6957838

I always cut my grape vine way back after a couple of years growth. It never interfered with next years growth and produced more fruit. I think by doing this you are also getting rid of anything that might have latched on to it causing long term problems. Weather has a lot to do with size and abundance of fruit. I'm certainly no expert but got a lot of jelly out of that vine here in NC.

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