Tag Archives: black currants

Remaining Currant

About a year ago I got a request from a friend to prune her black currant bushes. She has lots of them.

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After I finished, I took the prunings home to distribute to other friends and to propagate for ourselves.

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Now that they have been in the garden for a year establishing their root systems, we’ve transplanted them out into two rows, each about 20 metres long. They are just budding out now.

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Looking forward to a big harvest, but will probably have to wait until December, 2017 to get anything like this.

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Peace, Estwing

Currant Affairs

Our midwife recently invited us out to her place to pick currants.After about 40 minutes we had 2.8 kilograms. We brought them home and processed the lot into eight jars of black currant jam.

We swapped the currants for a couple of black boy peach saplings.

Last winter I pruned the currants for her and brought home the cuttings, which we propagated in the garden. About 80%-90% of them have taken, and so this winter we will plant them out – somewhere around 100 in total.