[nafex] Titania Black Currant - Self-Fertile?

Caren Kirk quirky at videotron.ca
Thu Jan 26 07:39:01 EST 2012

  Hello Dan,

I have a rather neglected lonely blackcurrant (I forget which one) and 
despite a whole bunch of abuse it fruits every year. I am pretty sure 
no-on else in the neighbourhood has one ( I believe I am the only 
fruit-obsessed nutter in the area), which leads me to believe it must be 

I am not sure whether fruit set would be increased with another plant, 
personally I hardly ever know what to do with them (although I loved 
blackcurrant juice as a child in the UK). I got scared about planting 
more because we have lots of white pines the we adore, but I am too much 
of a deliberator to get rid of it, even though it's in a unfavourable 
position. So I guess the abuse will contine!

All that to say, I would say that there's a good chance your Titania 
will be self-fruitful. Let me know how the flavour is.

Caren Kirk
St. Jerome, QC

On 1/25/2012 10:59 PM, Dan Nave wrote:
> I had been under the impression that black currants were not self-fertile, but this description from
> a U of Minnesota write-up says Titania black currant is self-fertile.  Can anyone confirm this?
> This would be great for me because I planted quite a few plants and cuttings last spring of Titania
> and Jonkheer Van Tets (thanks to Sam Brungardt), but the identification tags had been lost so I
> don't know which is which until they fruit, and I may not have planted them near enough to another
> black current variety.  I guess the Jonkheer Van Tets at least will fruit since they are
> self-fertile red currants.  But, (Titania) being self-fertile should increase yield in any case.
> <http://fruit.cfans.umn.edu/garden/currantsgooseberries.htm>
>      */Titania/*
>      A very promising cultivar. High yields of large high-quality berries are borne earlier---within
>      three years after planting---than other cultivars. Very vigorous, tall plants are immune to
>      blister rust and have good resistance to powdery mildew. Self-fertile: no other variety need be
>      planted to get good crops from Titania.
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