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 Post subject: Black currants
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:28 pm 
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Has anybody got any proven tips for growing black currants in Perth?
We have extremely poor soils so I gather compost and soil improver.


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 Post subject: Re: Black currants
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:00 am 
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Basil, looks like noone here has any experience with these - that makes you the pioneer.

As you say, compost and soil improver should help a lot. Worm castings would be a good one too.

Keep us updated with your progress.

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 Post subject: Re: Black currants
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:53 pm 
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Plus your pot plant looks a lot better than mine. :bash:
Compost and mulch is a big factor in plant growth. But Ph of the soil makes a big difference. I recently changed the PH of my AP(aquaponics) system and the plants went nuts. I'm currently looking for a good soil PH meter.

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 Post subject: Re: Black currants
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:56 pm 
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Location: Bullsbrook WA (temperate)
Location: Perth's North eastern hills
I just got 10 canes from a grower in Bindoon and got some fairly specific instructions.

Canes are about 50cm of last seasons growth.

Plant about a 3rd of the bottom part of the cane directly into ground in September.

As laterals begin to sprout cut directly through the bud node dierctly above the two laterals you want to keep.

Trim all growth below the prefered laterals except for one to be used as back up if one of the prefered branched fails (apparently you only want one branch one either side of the cane so one is trained left and one right.

Tie string from the laterals to the wire trellis to train them up to the wire.

Wait seven years and harvest :shock:

As far as soil goes I am planting into the same type of free draining gravelly loam (Dwellingup type II soil from memory) as the grower in Bindoon so they should be alright. Not sure how they would go in Perth sand but I would probably add composted cow poo to give it a kick along.

I am going to plant all 10 but only keep 5 and I will dig up the surplus and give away if any one is interested.

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 Post subject: Re: Black currants
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:36 pm 
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I grew some in Port Melbourne White and red.
Terrible sandy soils, reclaimed sand dunes pushed over swamps.
Didn't really fuss over them,gave them pea straw mulch and horse manure,occasional water.
Got crops after only a few years of both.


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