[NAFEX] Clove Currant-- early dormancy?

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 6 21:03:52 EDT 2005

Ditto mine.  I've also wondered if it isn't a leaf disease, but the over-all 
health doesn't seem effected.  Big healthy shrub except for early senescence 
[sp?].   I might take some samples of any lesions to the local diagnostic 
lab, if others are interested.  (As far as I know my shrubs are the one 
clone w/in a couple-few miles, and they don't produce fruit.)

tc, s.WI

----Original Message Follows----
From: ginda.us
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Clove Currant
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 18:20:04 -0400

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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