Support for Blackcurrant Bushes

Hello everyone, I know that Blackcurrant bushes should support themselves, but I have two in my fruit cage that need a little help. They were planted last year and have sme good canes on them, and are laden with fruit this year, but the fruit is s heavy that it is causing the canes to bend downward and are obstructing my access and starting to shadow the other fruit.

Does anyone have any good ideas for how best to support them so that they will be both supported and still have good ventilation and allow light in to ripen the fruits? I vaguely recall that they should be goblet shape, but this may be difficult to achieve with bamboo canes and string, are there metal hoops that can be used?

Thank you in advance!


  • saltskisaltski Posts: 50

    Thanks for the info Verdun, I will have a play with then while the weather is nice (can't do it tonight through fear of death by pollen). They look really good Can't wait to try the fruit.

  • I chuckled when I read that the black current bushes were heavy with fruit.   Mine is planted in a plant pot, bought last year as a failure at the end of the season, now heavy with leaves and I am  very proud of the 17 currents which appear to be growing!

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