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Red Currants in Ireland


 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Red Currants in Ireland Reply with quote

Are red currants suitable for growing outside in Ireland, I read somewhere that it was a bit touch and go.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My neighbor is growing them, she seems to have no complaints. The usual rules apply such as weed free bases and watering in a dry summer as fruit swells.
Late frost damage to the flowers (march and april) and bird damage to the buds in winter are two things you will have to look out for.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply Blackbird, Where are you based, I'm in the North West zone 9 or possibly 8 depending on what map I check.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would imagine red currants would do well in Ireland. I grew red, white and black currants in the north of Scotland for many, many years and got fantastic harvests every year.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would imagine red currants would do well in Ireland. I grew red, white and black currants in the north of Scotland for many, many years and got fantastic harvests every year.
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Excellent! Thanks for the reply. I also found out since that they grow in Canada so nuf said.

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