[NAFEX] Currants and White Pine
lreich at hvc.rr.com
Fri Nov 13 09:52:54 EST 2009
Currants are also susceptible to sedge rust, which does not involve
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
> 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
> 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
> 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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