Diseased Concord Grape - Knowledgebase Question

Name: John Triano
Naugatuck, CT
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Question by captjonmissp
January 24, 2000
My Concord grapes leaves and stems are lavender pink color with raised texture. What can be causing this and how can I control it?

Answer from NGA
January 24, 2000
It sounds as though some little mites were feeding on the leaves early in the season. As the mites feed they leave behind an irritating substance which causes discoloring and raised areas on the leaves of some plants. Since the mites have already disappeared and there's nothing left but the raised welts, there's no need to spray the leaves. Remove the leaves from the garden after they fall to the ground (just in case some eggs were left behind).

Next year your plants should be fine.

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