Black currants

InkadogInkadog Posts: 492

I have a black currant bush in a large pot, and would like to take cuttings. Any advice appreciated.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,353

    Wait until the leaves start dropping (usually October) then take cuttings about 8-10 inches long of brown (not green) wood.  Cut just below a bud at the bottom and just above a bud at the top.  Remove any remaining leaves and then plant in ordinary soil or multi-purpose compost so that at least 4 buds are below the surface, with 2 or 3 above.  Don't disturb until the same time next year when they can be transplanted into their final position or into a large pot.  Blackcurrants are easy to propagate this way, so most cuttings should take providing you don't let them dry out at any stage.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • InkadogInkadog Posts: 492

    Thanks for the advice- I will wait until fall, then.

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