Currant bushes

No fruit or flowers on red currant?! What dida do wrong?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,632

    We won't know unless you give us some clues image

    When planted and where?

    How pruned?

    How fed and watered?

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  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    How old is the plant?

    How long as it been in its current location? (Can you remember when you planted it there?)

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,217

    Red currants flower in the spring on growth that they made last summer. Did you prune them hard last autumn and cut it all off?

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  • FoolioFoolio Posts: 85
    Planted new canes last year and left alone as advised, there is plenty of new vertical growth this year on top of last years canes but I did wish for just a few currants on the older canes :0( Even One would of been nice!! What to do for next years crop?
  • BluebaronBluebaron Posts: 226

    Red currant is a bush canes are usually raspberries?

  • FoolioFoolio Posts: 85
    Def a red currant - so spose I should of said stem or branch then, my apologies.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,632

    Well, that's clear anyway image

    Maybe it's just been getting it's roots down image   We did have some frosts around flowering time - I had to fleece my gooseberries - maybe yours got caught? 

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  • FoolioFoolio Posts: 85
    Yes maybe- should I leave now until next year?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,632

    I've not grown red currants, but my instinct says a bit of  Fish Blood and Bone if you've not given it any, and a mulch of good garden compost or well-rotted farmyard manure in the autumn and keep an eye out for frosts at flowering time next spring.

    Maybe someone else will have something else to suggest ?

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  • KirstyB2KirstyB2 Posts: 41

    I'm in the same situation. Mine was planted new last year. I've been hoping its just getting established.

     

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