[NAFEX] Rooting black currants

Brungardt, Sam (MPCA) Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Mon Jun 28 14:11:23 EDT 2010


Ernest, for both red and black currants, I stick leafless cuttings of the previous year's growth in early spring.  Most if not all of these cuttings have stricken root by midsummer. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, MN (USDA Zone 4b) 

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From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ernest Plutko
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 1:08 PM
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Rooting black currants

There were a few buds.  I'll try red currants now.  Don't know if
this is the right time of year.

---- Original Message ----
From: qazingulaza at gmail.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Rooting black currants
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:41:25 -0500

>Ernest...  I'm assuming these cutting were dormant if you cut them in
>late April in your location?
>
>~mIEKAL
>
>On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Ernest Plutko
><ernestplutko at wiktel.com> wrote:
>> In late April I cut a total of eleven shoots from Ben Sarek and Ben
>> Loman black currents.  The shoots were all about a foot long.  I
>just
>> stuck the ends into the ground a few inches. All eleven cuttings
>are
>> growing vigorously with multiple new shoots coming from each
>cutting.
>> Yesterday, I dug one up to inspect and it has good white roots.  I
>> read that black currants root easily but I am impressed how easily.
>> It has been raining almost everyday for more than a month and the
>> ground is too wet. It is too cloudy and the fruit tree leaves are
>> getting a yellowish cast. Weather is good for cuttings but not for
>> mature trees.  More rain is predicted.
>>
>>
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