Out of control blackcurrant bushes

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Chris Miller asked 10 years ago

I’ve inherited some blackcurrant bushes which had a very poor yield this year. The branches are 5-6 feet long & very mature. How do I get control of the bushes & increase yield & still have a crop next year?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Prune them in the normal way, taking out some old branches and leaving the new ones to fruit. Doing this on an annual basis reduces the sizes of the bushes after three years. Pruning can be done in winter when it is easier to see the branches, but can be done at any time after picking fruit.

You can cut back in winter right to ground level and miss a year’s fruiiting but get them under control.