Black Currant

We have just finished pruning the Black Currants, you have to totally renew the bush over a three year period , it crops along the length of the young wood made the previous summer. You need to promote the production of abundant young wood, after three years  you should have removed the entire brunch with a saw at ground level (no wood should be older then three years). we grow ‘Boskoop Giant’, this does not have the thick skin of commercial varieties that need to travel. A bush needs large amounts  of organic manure as it is a hungry feeder, this will help to retain moisture in summer, once the area is weeded we will compost.

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