[NAFEX] Ribes odoratum (Clove or Buffalo Currant)
S & E Hills
ehills7408 at wowway.com
Fri Jan 12 21:11:39 EST 2007
Is there any difference anyone has noticed between R. Odoratum and R.
Aureum? I've seen the names used largely interchangably.
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of William C. Garthright
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 9:10 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Ribes odoratum (Clove or Buffalo Currant)
Very interesting, Hal.
> I have quite a number of clove and golden currants that I am testing. For
me, 'Crandall' does reasonably well, but gets defoliated by mid to late
Due to the heat, you mean? Or insects?
> It sets fruit without cross-pollination, but when I saved some pollen from
an earlier blooming clove currant of unknown origin, and used it on the
'Crandall' flowers, the fruits were 2-4 times larger.
I planted six 'Crandall' currants last summer, but I also planted one
seedling clove currant, just in case cross-pollination would help. It
sounds like that was a good idea. Presumably one seedling currant would
be enough? They're all in the same area. Hmm,... but it sounds like your
second clove currant didn't bloom at the same time as the 'Crandall'?
And could you explain how you prune your Ribes odoratum?
Lincoln, NE (zone 5a)
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