Posted: 28/07/2013 at 01:02
Thank you waterbutts. I wasn't sure how to prune but your explanation is fab.
I struggled to get my head around pruning currants until this year. My bushes are now into their 2nd or 3rd year. Red, white and black currants, also gooseberry. Apart from taking out the middle shoots for them all, decided not to prune last year because the harvest was so poor and thought it due to not pruning properly.
This year the new shoots on red, white and gooseberries were cut back to allow the sun to get to the fruit. Really pleased with the harvest and they've had their July prune.
I'm not sure what to do with black currants, they were pruned so they would fit into the netting frame. Advise to pruning them would be helpful.