[NAFEX] Currants and White Pine

Lee Reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Fri Nov 13 09:52:54 EST 2009


Currants are also susceptible to sedge rust, which does not involve  
pines.

Lee Reich, PhD
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On Nov 13, 2009, at 9:04 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:

> Seth Jones asked, "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.  Anyone have some good  
> hard
> information on this."
>
>
>    I have had Red Lake Currants for twelve years.  There is also wild
> currants nearby in the woods.  Both have Blister Rust but the White  
> Pines
> haven't been affected.  I suspect the White Pines are resistant and,  
> if so,
> could the hype about planting currants be unfounded?
>
> Jim Fruth
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