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How to Grow Blackcurrant


Blackcurrant

Position – Full sun

Soil – Well-drained

Flowering Period –Spring

Hardiness –  Fully hardy

  Where to plant

Where to plant Blackcurrant

 

Blackcurrants are best planted in a moist but well-drained soil of loam, clay or sand within a neutral, acidic or alkaline PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun, but they can tolerate some light shade.

Find out more about soil types and how to determine your soil type by clicking here

  How to plant

How to plant Blackcurrant

 

Before planting, amend the soil with a well-rotted manure and add a balanced fertiliser. Dig a hole at least 2 times the diameter of the root ball and spread the roots out when planting. Plant deeply, at least 6cm (2.25in) deeper than it was previously. Firm in well and give a thorough water.




    How to care for

How to care for Blackcurrant

 

Prune when dormant from late autumn to late winter by removing older wood, leaving the young branched. If growing in a container, they will require repotting every 2-3 years. When doing so, trim back some of the roots and tease away the old soil before planting again.




  How to propagate

How to propagate Blackcurrant

 

It is possible to propagate Blackcurrants by hardwood cuttings in the dormant season.

You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here

 

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