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gjautosgjautos BuckinghamshirePosts: 249
Excuse the probably stupid question. How do I know when my white currants are ready to pick?

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  • Joyce GoldenlilyJoyce Goldenlily Posts: 1,018
    They change colour from green through white to transparent pale yellow, fattening up as they go From your pic. I would say yours need another week or two..gjautos said:
    Excuse the probably stupid question. How do I know when my white currants are ready to pick?

  • gjautosgjautos BuckinghamshirePosts: 249
    Thanks @Joyce Goldenlily I'll keep an eye on them. I've just started growing fruit so no idea what I'm doing!
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 824
    Pick them now before the blackbirds get them.
    Enjoy.
  • gjautosgjautos BuckinghamshirePosts: 249
    Thanks @bertrand-mabel if I pick them now will they ripen off the plant?
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 824
    Well I have today picked the 3rd lot of redcurrants from our 2nd plant. I wash them and then put them in doors in the sun and they do ripen a bit.
    To me it is worth doing so that at least we get some of them before the blackbirds!
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