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    USEFUL FACTS

    POLLINATION: Self-pollinating,

    PLANT SPACING: 4 feet apart.

    SIZE AT MATURITY: 3-5 feet tall.

    HARDINESS: USDA Zones 3-8

    EXPOSURE: Sun or partial shade.

    ORIGIN: Europe.

    YEARS TO FIRST FRUIT: Two.

    RIPENING: Late June, early July.

    LIFE EXPECTANCY: 15 to 30 yrs.

    METHOD OF PROPAGATION: Cuttings stuck in the ground in November.

    YIELD: Bushes are almost covered with fruit. Up to 10 pounds per bush.

    HOW TO GROW

    SOIL REQUIREMENTS: pH of 5 to 7, prefers good garden loam but will tolerate heavy or sandy soils.

    CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: Mulch with manure or compost, apply nitrogen sparingly. Requires annual pruning of old canes. Fruit is born on new wood.

    PRUNING: Renew black currants to new shoots. Some growers cut new plants to the ground to allow many new shoots to start or plant the bush deeper so main shoots start at ground level. Prune red and white currants like gooseberries. Prune annually to maintain large berry size. Cut out wood more than 3 years old.

    HOW TO USE CURRANTS

    IN THE LANDSCAPE: Use as a foundation planting, in containers, espaliers, in the perennial borders or in hedges.

    IN THE KITCHEN: Red Currants are prized in jams, jellies and streudels. Black Currants, in juices, syrups, jellies and liqueurs. White Imperials are prized in used car lots.

    Info From Raintree Nursery

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    The Consort variety of black currant is ~immune to WPBR and a few others are considered fairly resistant. The fact that Glenn's white pines are healthy doesn't prove it's a resistant variety of black currant (the WPBR fungus might not be present), but it's a good sign. The only threatened pines have needles in clusters of five and the disease is absolutely no threat to other species.
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    If someone had a bush that would kill a pin oak, I'd pay a fortune for that.
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    News Flash....

    NEW SCURGE: Black Current Kills Pin Oaks across the US!

    I got this from the Onion, a very reliable source.

    I can't wait for the bids to come rolling in! LOL

    Glenn

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