Position – Full sun
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –Spring
Hardiness – Fully hardy
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.
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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.
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.
It is possible to propagate Blackcurrants by hardwood cuttings in the dormant season.
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