A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 23 – Currant

Currant

“Inside the Currant Bush” – Spring 2013 – Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery – Holland Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA

“A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

Seven Days of Fruit and Berries

The genus Ribes includes the edible currants “blackcurrant”, “redcurrant”, “whitecurrant”, “gooseberry”, and several other hybrid varieties… The genus also includes the group of ornamental plants collectively known as the flowering currants…

There are restrictions on growing some Ribes species in some U.S. states… Not including Pennsylvania… YET… As they are a host for White Pine Blister Rust…

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“Red Currants” – Summer 2013 – Chicks in the Hood – Pittsburgh, PA

Propagation is ridiculously easy using ground staples… Or anything you can use to pin a branch to the ground… Bricks work surprisingly well… This is done in the fall after the leaves are gone… Leave it till spring… New “vertical” growth means it has rooted… This is known as layering…

Getting cuttings to root is also possible… I personally have more luck with hardwood cuttings… I take them in the spring before the buds appear… Root formation happens around mid-summer… The plant will be ready for the earth the following spring…

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“Gooseberry Against the Grain” – Summer 2013 – Chicks in the Hood” – Pittsburgh, PA

Currants and Gooseberries are relatively new to me… I am still learning… If you have anything you can add to this post… Please feel free to leave it in the comments…

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One thought on “A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 23 – Currant

  1. narf77 says:

    They grow very fast once established. They do well here in Tasmania (all kinds) and I thought that the native animals weren’t interested in them but I was wrong. I planted one out in one of the unprotected gardens and it was growing great guns but now has no leaves at all. They are very hardy and it should regrow. I grew mine from a cutting. It was easy to grow

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