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Black currant - no fruit

Planted new black & red currant plants this year. When planted each plant had 3 bare pruned stalks 9 inches long- from these each have grown two new canes - all are plenty long but no flower therefore no fruit, just leaves!! Is this the norm for these currants? 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,935

     You may get currants on the new stalks next year, but usually they take a couple of years before you start to get fruit. then expect about 3 kg fruit per bush for 30 years or so.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    Yes, they flower on the growth they made last year. So next year you can look forward to a modest crop, providing you keep the blackbirds off themimage

  • FoolioFoolio Posts: 85

    i'll be back after my bumper crop next year to investigate the pruning!!  I'm sold on the pie and cream Mmmmmmmmm its gonna be a long wait :0) hungry now! 

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