[NAFEX] Clove Currant

Regina Kreger regina at kreger.net
Wed Apr 6 18:16:07 EDT 2005

......the deep purple leaves look so pretty in the pictures in Lee's book......
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To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Clove Currant
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 18:20:04 -0400

> On Apr 6, 2005, at 12:05 AM, Regina Kreger wrote:
> > I'm interested in planting some Clove Currants. They sound 
> > wonderful!  Fruit, flavor, fragrance, flowers, fall foliage, 
> > ffffff.... 
> I agree with most of what others said.  Mine are probably self 
> fertile, have nice fruit, and a wonderful fragrance when in bloom.  
> (I have some from two sources, but they fruited when they were all 
> from one source.)  But I wouldn't recommend them for fall foliage.  
> At least here in eastern MA, they get ratty-looking in the late 
> summer, and have dropped their leaves by "fall foliage" season.  
> Mine might have some virus or bugs or something, but they keep 
> getting bigger and producing more fruit, so I think they just do 
> their thing earlier in the season, and head off into dormancy 
> earlier than most.  But they don't look especially nice as they do 
> so.

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