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leslie Wylie
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Black currants Reply with quote

Thinking of planting new black currants what is the best variety for Irish conditions, I would like a bush that gives large currants
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have " Ben lomond " and they are doing quite well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my sister has a "ben lomand" and got 5lbs of fruit from it mostly small marble sized , branches were breaking under the weight i had to put a pole close to it and tie the branches upto it Shocked lots of good rotten sh*t around it is the trick Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben Lomond as I have mentioned in my book is a good variety and if treated well with plenty manure will give consistently heavy yields.
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