[NAFEX] currants and white pines

Lee Reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Nov 11 20:14:48 EST 2009

In researching this question years ago, I learned that cultivated red  
(and white and pink) currants are generally resistant to white pine  
blister rust, as are cultivated varieties of gooseberries. That has  
also been my experience growing many varieties here, where white pines  
are numerous. European black currants, on the other hand, are very  
susceptible, although there are some disease resistant or immune  

Lee Reich, PhD

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On Nov 11, 2009, at 4:14 PM, seth jones wrote:

> I'd love to plant currants in the spring but am worried about the  
> White Pines I have around my house. Been trying to sort out which  
> varieties are safe and am a little confused. I remember a thread  
> about this on nafex a while back but can't find it. Anyone have some  
> good hard information on this.
> Thanks
> Seth Jones
> eastern NY State
> zone4/5
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