The Care of Red and White Currants

These are both grown in the same way and there are also but seldom seen, pink varieties. Their fruiting habit is quite different from the blackcurrant’s and they, therefore, need quite different pruning. Red currants produce most of their fruit on short spurs on old wood and at the base of new growths. Little is … Read more

How To Grow Currants

I can remember sitting on long summer afternoons, dipping bunches of red and white currants first in a little white of egg and then shaking them in a bag with some caster sugar to crystalise the fruits. The bunches were allowed to dry and were then eaten as a special treat the next day, a … Read more