[nafex] Currants and gooseberries for the hot & humid east?

david liezen chandos49 at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 10 17:59:55 EST 2013


Excellent source for black currant is Whitman Farms, near Salem Oregon. Good web site,
Dave Liezen


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> From: hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
> Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:52:19 -0600
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [nafex] Currants and gooseberries for the hot & humid east?
>
> Hi Donna,
> Where did you get Blackdown? Do you still to to the Market?
> Hector
>
>
> On Nov 10, 2013, at 4:48 PM, Kieran wrote:
>
>> I ordered 2 of the Bens, and Blackdown. Seems like they were growing
>> Blackdown somewhere rather hot... I thought it looked like a good bet.
>> The Ben Lomand drops it's leaves in late summer, and then uses up it's
>> nice green buds to put on a new crop of leaves not long before frost.
>> Blackdown by contrast, keeps it's leaves. Neither have produced many
>> flowers, it seems they like a LOT of potassium. But I have far more
>> hope of getting good crops out of the Blackdown. I have already got a
>> sucker from the Blackdown going in a pot and hope to soon have 3 bushes
>> of it, will take the others out I think. Donna
>>
>> "It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity." ~ David Barry
>>
>> On 8/19/2013 10:49 PM, Jeffrey Boulier wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>>
>>> I'm in Northern Virginia, in the nearabouts of Washington DC, zone 6b/7a. Aside from this year, Summers are awfully hot and sticky. What do people recommend as far as heat and humidity tolerant gooseberries and currants? Afternoon shade, I'm sure, is a must, but what specific varieties/species might do well?
>>>
>>> --Jeff
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