Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:38
My "style" is similar to Obelixx.....minus the wine (tho I see the attraction)
Because blackcurrants ripen at slightly different times over a period and because birds like the fruit I cut out fruited branches over the fruiting period rsther than wait for whole bush to fruit.
After fruiting I look to remove a couple of old stems to the base to promote strong new growth. I look to create strong branches throughout the bushes rather than leggy tall ones and this too encourages lots of fruit.
Unlike gooseberries etc which are best grown on a "leg" ......clear stem off the ground .....blackcurrants are grown multi stems.
A generous organic feed, watering and mulch applied after pruning.