Blackcurrant Growing Tips

  • Buy two-year old plants that have been certified disease-free
  • Always plant 5cm (2.5in) below the old soil mark to encourage new vigorous growth
  • Water the soil rather than the base of the plant to avoid disease
  • Prune in winter when the plant is dormant
  • Prunings can be used to propogate more blackcurrants. Take a 20cm (8in) hardwood cutting, with a straight cut below the bud at the base, and a sloping cut at the top, and push into soil or cuttings compost
  • Blackcurrants can be grown in containers
  • Excellent for jam making. Blackcurrant jam is some of the best around


1. Growing Blackcurrants – QUICKSTART GUIDE
2. Planting Blackcurrants – Help on planting blackcurrant bushes
3. Blackcurrent Plant Care – How to maintain a healthy and productive blueberry bush
4. Picking and Freezing Blackcurrants – How to pick, store and freeze your blackcurrants
5. Blackcurrant Tips – Blackcurrant Tips
6. Blackcurrant Diseases, Pests and Problems – Some help if things go wrong with your blackcurrant bushes
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