[NAFEX] Fwd: black currant productivity

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Sun Jun 27 18:30:02 EDT 2010

I'm confused by your post.  Which currant has larger fruit?  The Ben Loman or the other ones?  Or did the other ones give larger fruit in the past than they do now?

(I don't know about currant culture, but whoever does probably needs to know that, too.)


On Jun 27, 2010, at 5:46 PM, Alan Haigh wrote:

> Gonna try this one more time.
> My small Ben Loman plant bore a crop for the first time this year and the clusters are so nice and fruit so big I begin to wonder about one thing.  It seems to me that other varieties I have, including Cascade (I think), Willoby, Crusador and  Consort, all used to give me larger fruit in tighter clusters easier to harvest.  Maybe I've not been managing these plants in the best way by allowing them to get quite large.  I don't tend to pay great attention to my ribes with all the other demands in my orchard that already go way beyond rational business thinking.
> So I'm interested in input on best management techniques.
> By the way, the Ben Loman fruit is quite good- not so strong that it isn't good right off the plant.

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