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23/08/2013 at 07:24

hope some one can help me i have some black currant plantsand have picked all the fruit.  but was woundering when do i prune them back .thanks

23/08/2013 at 07:35

You prune the old wood - it is brown-yellow in colour and normally has flowers.fruit on it. Cut them to the ground after fruiting. New growth (and next years fruit)  are the green stems. You leave them.

23/08/2013 at 08:12

Time to prune is after you pick the fruit, but before spring. I always do it about now, because I then forget about the plant until the fruit is ready next year. What could be easier, pick fruit , prune, maybe a  mulch in winter and a feed in spring. Total maintenance about 2 hours per year. Picking time 3 hours. Jamming time 6 hours. Little beads of sunshine to go with porridge all winter.

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