[NAFEX] Transplanting currant bush

John S swim_at_svc at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 28 02:03:08 EDT 2010

I agree with doug.  I transplant gooseberries and currants frequently and moved a half dozen plants in July (had the time and opportunity).  Just make sure to give regular water and not let dry out.  


--- On Fri, 8/27/10, Douglas Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org> wrote:

From: Douglas Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Transplanting currant bush
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010, 4:27 PM

I recommend transplanting early in the dormant season, a couple of weeks after the leaves drop in the fall.

I am far from an expert on necessary pruning if any, but I would say that if you transplant with plenty of root, water it in for root/soil contact, and water through droughts next year, there is no need to worry.

For insurance you could also plant a couple of cuttings at the same time, 6-8 inches long, plant on a slant mostly underground with a few buds above the surface. Near a north or east wall, far enough out for moist ground, is good.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Deb S wrote:
> I have a currant bush that is about 4 years old that I'd like to transplant.  I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to do this successfully. Is now a good time to move it?  Any pruning of top or roots needed?  Thanks
> deb
> Zone 6a SE Ohio
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