tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Jan 4 11:05:11 EST 2007
It was written;
>My Crandall currants did not spread by branches
>weeping over. Mine spread via underground
You are correct; they do not air-layer. Mine were planted in the lawn and
did not spread beyond where I mowed around them. However, they became a
mowing issue because they fell over on the lawn, laiden with fruit. Tall
grass would grow up threw the downed branches hiding fruit and looking ugly
in the yard. Branches did not lift off the ground when the fruit was
A great plant for fruit, but problematic from a edible landscaping point of
view, due to growth habit.
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Jim Fruth
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 10:45 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Crandall
My Crandall currants did not spread by branches weeping over. Mine
spread via underground rhizomes. They were growing in black soil rich in
organic matter, pH 6.8, drip irrigation and mulched. After they were
established for a season they tried to spread 4' to 6' with a new plant
popping up and the rhizome continuing, not unlike Quack Grass. I gave them
a dose of Round Up.
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
(218)831-7018 [My Cell]
It was written;
>You'll learn that the Crandall Black Currant spreads about as much as >some
Crandall currant also has the habit of weeping over. It is so loaded with
fruit it hits the ground from the fruit weight and never gets up, creating a
I tried to cage (over sized tomato cages) them, but they just broke branches
leaning over the side of the cage.
Crandall is a super producer of fruit. Mine were in full sun.
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