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4-Color, Softcover. 43 pages. A complete production guide by Monique Audette and Michel J. Lareau. This book is designed to help establish your own plantation. The authors have prepared this guide to give youSee More Details
From planting to picking, everything you need to know to grow your own fresh fruits and nuts.
Learn how to create edible landscapes with blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, grapes, raspberries, strawberries and See More Details
A great way to minimize transplant shock and give your new plants a head start.
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A hands-on guide to growing berries, brambles, and vine fruit in the home garden, by Stella Otto. Other chapters include: Strawberries, Rhubarb, Blueberries, Lingonberries, Currant and Gooseberries, Grapes, and Kiwifruit. Excellent resource for the backyard gardener.See More Details
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Currants are very hardy and can be grown in most northern areas on well drained soil with good water retaining capacity such as clay loam. Currants prefer full sun but will grow in partial shade. Currants and gooseberries prefer a cool climate and a rich, moist well-drained soil high in organic matter. Silt and clay loams are best, however, plants should do well on fertile sandy loams. Light sandy soils that tend to become hot and dry during the summer, or land where water stands at any time during the year should be avoided. Because both currants and gooseberries blossom very early in the spring frost may injure blossoms.
If your soils are sandy you will need to mulch and irrigate. Your new planting should be made into weed-free, deeply-worked soils with a pH between 6 and 7. When planting new plants, prune back to leave only 1 or 2 buds above the ground on each existing stem. In the second year, after planting, prune out all weak and damaged canes and also any low growing canes.
6-8ft in beteween each row - 4ft in between each plant for Gooseberries
The fruit of the gooseberry often scalds badly in hot weather, especially when exposed to direct sun. In zone 6 gooseberries thrive best when planted on a northern exposure where they will be shaded part of the day. Gooseberries are subject to mildew therefore they should be planted where there is good air circulation. On sloping ground gooseberries should be planted high on the slope.
At the end of the first season remove all but 6 or 8 of the most vigorous shoots. At the end of the second season leave 4 or 5 one year old shoots and 3 or 4 two year canes. At the end of the third year, keep 3 or 5 one year old shoots and 3 or 4 two year canes. At the end of the third year, keep 3 or 4 canes each of 1,2 and 3 yr old wood. This will make a total of 9-12 canes on each plant. Canes 4 years and older produce very little fruit. Pruning mature plants, therefore should consist of thinning out the old canes and weakest of the young canes. Place white currants 4ft in between each plant and 6-8 in between the row for easier picking, disease control, and a loosse row.
Apply a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) annually either in the fall after growth stops or early spring before growth begins. Well maintained planting can produce bountiful harvests for many years so be sure to plant your new planting in an area that will be fit for the long run. The unique flavor and aroma of currants and the novelty of gooseberries will continue to make these plants a great selection for the active gardener and marketer looking for something new and different. Order early as we sell out every year.
Don't forget to order Currant/Gooseberry Culture Guide
- Virginia State University - Ribes (Currants and Gooseberries)
- Cornell University - Minor Fruits Gooseberries and Currants
- University of Minnesota - Currants and Gooseberries in the Home Garden
- Kentucky State University - Currants and Gooseberries
- University of Idaho - Growing Currants and Gooseberries
Currants and gooseberries can be planted as a single specimen, in groups, or as hedges.
We are dedicated to shipping your plants the fastest, most economical way possible. It is important that your plants not sit in a warehouse over a week-end. Orders shipping to western states are typically shipped on Mondays for Friday delivery. Indiana orders are typically shipped on Thursdays for Friday delivery. Remaining states are shipped on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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We currently ship within the U.S. using UPS Ground, 3-Day Select, 2-Day or Next Day Air. For UPS ground service, the minimum shipping charge is $10.00.
Expedited Shipping: Unless you have a specific need to ship quickly, it is not necessary to choose expedited shipping. The majority of our plant orders ship UPS Ground or Priority Mail and arrive by the end of the week they are shipped in terrific shape, ready for planting.
Special Note for Alaska: All Alaska orders are shipped Priority Mail. Shipping cost depends on number of boxes and total weight, which we do not know until your order is packed. Therefore, your credit card will be charged two different times. Once at time of order for merchandise only and again at time of shipping for shipping costs only. If you want to be notified with the shipping cost prior to your card being charged please make a note in the comments section. Keep in mind this will delay your shipment if we are unable to reach you.
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