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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael, sorry for not answering sooner as I was away, so far I have taken 6kg of fruit from my blackcurrent bush, we freeze it to make jam. and, not one current from the white bush, both are side by side and get the same treatment, ie zilch. guess who"s going on the compost heap?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:21 pm    Post subject: Black currants white currants Reply with quote

Far be it from me to tell you what to put on your compost heap, but may I be permitted to comment that I would NEVER grow blackcurrants and white currants side by side. Black currants thrive in rich humous, damp soil and full sun. White (and red) currants do best against a north facing wall ie as little sun as possible with a poorish soil that gets a mimimum of water. Well it works for me. Oh! and pruning is a specialised art with currants and totally different for the two.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all for above, Sorry for late reply, very busy Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, sorry for delay, very busy.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

walltoall as usual has got it right and creat observations. Blackcurrants produce best fruit on young shoots ie produced the previous year so encourage young growth by hard pruning back each Spring, removing about one third of the number of shoots (older ones).Feed with high Nitrogen feeds and compost. They prefer a moist soil. Red currants and white currants produce best fruit on older wood should be pruned lightly and given high Potash and low Nitrogen feed. They tolerate lighter soils than slackcurrants.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael,
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