[NAFEX] Rooting currants

hwpark at kahres.kendal.org hwpark at kahres.kendal.org
Wed Nov 4 07:23:57 EST 2009


Where are you located; and your zone plse.

On Nov 4, 2009, at 12:05 AM, John Barbowski wrote:

> This year, I rooted about 75 black current cuttings if July. A  
> couple of weeks after fruiting, I pruned the bushes, primarily  
> getting rid of older wood. I then took the branches and cut them  
> into about 8 inch sections and placed them in water in a shady area.  
> I had almost all cuttings take root. All were planted this fall.  
> Both current year's growth and older wood developed roots. About 5%  
> were lost due to rotting.
> The currents were Ben Sarek and Ben Lomonde. Ben Sarek didn't root  
> as vigourously as BL.
> I did the same with figs, namely taking cuttings (12")  and placing  
> them in water. Again, both current year's growth and older wood  
> rooted. The fig was a yellow Excel. They were planted in soil in  
> late Sept. (I never had good success rooting them the normal way  
> with dormant cuttings in taken in the winter)
> Unfortunately, the summer was so poor, the 20 or so figs on the  
> mother plant never developed. All the leaves have now dropped  
> leaving the nice large figs still green on the branches. A poor year  
> in general for figs.
> jmb
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 1:22 PM, Dale Burkholder  
> <dburk at planetcomm.net> wrote:
> Lon & everybody else;
> I found an old email on my computer with some advice about rooting  
> currants. I am planning to start 100-200 Crandall currants for sale  
> in the spring, and would like to know if I am interpreting these  
> instructions (below) properly.
> My idea is to wait another month until dormant, then cut 6" sections  
> of new growth (or is last year's growth also okay?), place them 4-5  
> inches apart - about 2/3rds buried in the ground in an unheated  
> greenhouse, add a few inches of mulch for insulation and wait until  
> spring.
> Or, Plan B, assuming the roots won't grow much anyway until spring,  
> can I just cram them in a big ol' feed bag full of sand/soil mix  
> with tops sticking out and leave outside in the snow and rain until  
> March and then plant them in pots?
> Dale Burkholder
> Shenandoah Valley, VA   Zone 6
> If I did learn to speak proper English, who would I speak it to?
> At 05:57 PM 5/13/2003, Lon wrote:
>> That's about the worst time to root them.  Once the buds break, the  
>> cuttings won't root.  Much easier to wait a few weeks and root some  
>> green cuttings under mist.  Or take dormant cuttings in the fall  
>> and plant them in moist sand on the sheltered side of a building.   
>> When they leaf out in spring they are rooted and can be set out.    
>> I used to do it for a big berry nursery.
>> -Lon Rombough
>> From: Tom Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
>> Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 18:34:42 -0400
>> To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Subject: [NAFEX] Rooting ribes
> Hello,
> What is the best method to root currants early in the spring, when  
> the plant is no longer dormant?
> Thanks,
> Tom
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Hank Parker
hwpark at kahres.kendal.org

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