Growing Currants

By GrowOrganic.com on February 16, 2012

In this video, Tricia shares her tips for planting and growing currants.

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K

I would love to figure out how to prune currants.  I’ve had currants for years, but can’t keep them to a single stem.  They grow new stems like crazy and the directions for pruning are confusing.

Posted by Kathleen L Andres on Jul. 31, 2018 at 8:48:23 AM

Kathleen, currants want to grow like a bush, so you will always have to prune off the new growth at the bottom of the plant. Currents fruit on 3 year old wood, so you can remove the canes that are older. To control the height and also to encourage more lateral growth, you can head back your bush to encourage outer growing laterals. You should remove any dead or broken branches. Hope that gives you a little more direction on how to prune currants.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Jul. 31, 2018 at 1:02:21 PM

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