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  • From: mIEKAL aND <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Rooting black currants
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:41:25 -0500

Ernest... I'm assuming these cutting were dormant if you cut them in
late April in your location?


On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Ernest Plutko <>
> In late April I cut a total of eleven shoots from Ben Sarek and Ben
> Loman black currents.  The shoots were all about a foot long.  I just
> stuck the ends into the ground a few inches. All eleven cuttings are
> growing vigorously with multiple new shoots coming from each cutting.
> Yesterday, I dug one up to inspect and it has good white roots.  I
> read that black currants root easily but I am impressed how easily.
> It has been raining almost everyday for more than a month and the
> ground is too wet. It is too cloudy and the fruit tree leaves are
> getting a yellowish cast. Weather is good for cuttings but not for
> mature trees.  More rain is predicted.
> _

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