Problem with Blackcurrant bushes

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Dorothy Shannon asked 15 years ago

My Dad has Blackcurrant bushes which for the third year in succession have flowered and before fruits form they fall to the ground, any suggestions as to what the problem might be?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
The likely cause of failure to fruit is frost damage to the flowers. Virus disease can also cause a general weakening of growth and failure to set fruit. Virus can cause discolouration of foliage and smaller foliage, whereas when frost alone is the problem, the bushes are healthy and vigorous.

Virus-affected plants must be removed.