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Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 09:36 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

6 July 2007 Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum)

http://sheph.notlong.com/ 6 July 2007 Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum)

The first picture is the bush planted in May 2005. The Blackcurrent bush grows vigoursly. The remainder of the pictures indicate fruit production after one years growth. Some berries were blended with other fruits for a juice, and some will be eaten as a fruit dessert. They are just another fruit for the home gardener and easy to grow.

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Durgan - Ontario, Zone "5"
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Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 02:24 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

I love all currents. Have you tried clove current (not as "spicy" as regualr black currents but a beautiful fragrant clove-like flower) and Josta Berry (cross between black current and gooseberry) which can be eaten out of hand (and usually is).
We also make wine. Something else, that is!!!!!!

Stephie - B.C., Zone "8"
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The one bush depicted is all I have at the present time. I do have a gooseberry bush that is loaded with berries, but not ready to pick yet.

Currents are ideally suited for the City Garden, since they grow well and require little space. The bushes as shrubs are not unattractive.
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Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 06:59 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

There is a pink current berry that is delicious eaten out of hand. I agree, that they are beautiful in their own right, especially the red current. They sparkle like rubies!!!

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Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 07:49 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Maintenance of the Black Current Bush.

http://oyeiy.notlong.com/ 12 July 2007

Pictures indicating Stem growth. The darker, larger stems are last year's stems. These larger stems will bear next years fruit, as will some of the new stems. Some of the new stems will be pruned out. I have removed the supporting stakes to allow the bush to open up, but will re-stake for over-wintering.

http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/currants.html URL to a description of the plant and pruning methods.

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