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Blackcurrant big bud

I get a small crop of blackcurrants by removing the big buds now. Is there any cure other than destroying the plants ? Hassey, , Co Cork Posted: 08/02/2017

Big bud mite is a tiny mite that feeds in the bud causing it to swell. These buds do not open flowers and removing the buds is a good solution, though not if you are removing nearly all of the buds. You can try cutting it to ground level, picking off rounded buds, or you can start again with the resistant variety 'Ben Hope'.

 

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