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Re: [nafex] Black Currant Pollination

Hi Ed,

Put in bare root Crandalls last year and I was wondering how long it takes for
plants to reach berry bearing age?  The plants were suckers that were severed
from the parent, so they must be at least 2 years old now..

I also will take your advice and put in a planting of Titania, and wonder if
there is a variety you suggest as a pollinator to the Titania (also WPBR
immune/very resistant)?

I am very lucky to be renting an old, abandoned cattle loading pen (real old,
built with split, cedar rails), and plan on using it for a nursery for currants
and grafted fruit trees (full sun from afternoon on).


ED Mashburn wrote:.

> This is true, There are several other European Black Currants that are very
> resistant to WPBR and are MUCH better than the three above mentioned.
> I agree that most black currants are self fruitful and that another
> cultivar increases yields. I also reccomend a second variety to help extend
> the harvest time.
> Titania is a variety that is resistant (immune) to WPBR and is a very high
> yielding variety. It has been accepted by some of the states that have
> restrictions on growing black currants.
> Ed Mashburn
> Northumberland BerryWorks
> 707 Front Street
> Northumberland, PA  17857
> (570) 473-9910
> WWW.currants.com
> Ed@currants.com

Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Canada
Hardiness Zone 6a