How long do grapes last in the fridge? The shelf life of grapes depends on a variety of factors, such as the grapes’ preparation and storage conditions. Learn more about how to store grapes here.
Types of Grapes
There are many different varieties of grapes, but let's cover the most popular types below.
Green grapes have more sour and tangy flavor notes than the darker varieties of grapes and are rich in vitamin C.
Red grapes are richer in antioxidants than their green counterpart and also sweeter in flavor.
Purple grapes, also known as Concord grapes, are more aromatic, and slightly tangier than the red variety, thought not as tangy as green. They are unique!
Also see: September Seasonal Produce Guide.
How long do unopened grapes last?
The answer depends on many factors. A bunch of grapes that are fresh and unopened usually last for about four days at room temperature.
How do you know when grapes are bad?
You can tell that grapes have gone bad when they exude strange odors (especially a vinegar-like smell), have visible mold, have a wrinkled texture, brown discoloration, are dried out or have an extra soft texture, and the juice from them has turned brown or black. If for any reason they taste bad, they are likely bad, too!
When should you throw out grapes?
You should throw grapes out when they exhibit any of the signs of spoilage that we discussed above.
How long are grapes good for in the fridge?
Unwashed fresh grapes will last in the fridge in the plastic bag that came in from the grocery store for about three weeks, give or take. If they are not consumed after that time and they have already been in the fridge, they should be placed into the freezer to prolong their integrity.
How long do grapes last after washed?
After washing grapes, they will last in the refrigerator for about 5 days. Due to their thin skin, washing grapes strips them of their protective layer and causes them to spoil faster than unwashed grapes. For best results, only rinse grapes just prior to consuming.
How long do frozen grapes last?
Grapes can be stored in the freezer in an airtight container for up to one year (sometimes longer).
How do I freeze grapes?
The best way to freeze grapes is to remove them from the vine and stems, or break into small clusters, then wash grapes under cold water and pat dry to remove excess moisture with a paper towel. Place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and pop them into the freezer until frozen, about 1 hour. Remove the baking tray from the freezer then store the frozen grape in freezer-safe storage bags or containers. Freezing grapes is a great way to make them last and they make a great healthy snack on their own or incorporated into smoothies!