Fruit : Red Currants
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caterpillars on redcurrant bushes
What can I use to get rid of caterpillars that are eating all the leaves of my redcurrant bushes, preferably an organic solution?
130620103, DROMCOLLOGHER, Co Limerick Posted: 13/06/2010
Red currant is related to gooseberry and this is gooseberry sawfly and the caterpillars will soon pupate and disappear.
i have strawberry and redcurrent plants, alot of the leaves are folded over at the edges with what looks like silk. i examined a leave and a small bug which looks like a green caterpillar just under a cm in size was within the folded leaf. i took off a few of the affected leaves. what should i do with the rest?
ceaser, , Posted: 30/07/2009
These are tortrix moth caterpillars, and usually cause very little damage, not worth doing anything about.
fruit buds not open yet
I bought some gooseberries, rasberries, blackcurrant and redcurrant bare roots from lidl, only the redcurrants have leafs. the others have buds but there not open? Some of the blackcurrant buds are opening but it looks very brown and dry is that ok? is it not very late for the buds? will they survive?
ceaser, , Posted: 17/05/2009
It sounds like only the redcurrants have survived. leave tehm be, no feeding, and see what happens... but they seem dead.