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Currants

Mulching with sawdust or aged leaves or other organic material is helpful. As always, fresh sawdust requires additional nitrogen fertilizer.

Provide water during dry spells.

A healthy, mature bush will have 9-12 canes. Remove excess canes from the center to improve light and air circulation. Also remove canes that are low to the ground, unless you wish to propagate by layering – branches lying on the ground will form roots and may be removed and transplanted.

Currant buds and flowers sm

Currant flowers are not very showy.

White currants are actually a type of red currant.

The currants in the Fruit Garden are:

Red currants
Minn 69
Rovada
Viking
Redlake

White
Primus
Blanka

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