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wellington womble

Moving soft fruit

I need to move some fruit bushes, mainly blackcurrants. Anything I should know? Should I prune them right back? Also, can I take some cuttings and leave them in the greenhouse for insurance?
dpack

black currant roots really well ,greenhouse ok but so is just pushing cuttings into the soil.

re moving them a prune wont harm but you don't need to be too ruthless. it will knock next years crop a bit but they will probably survive and thrive .
NorthernMonkeyGirl

I think I trimmed mine* down to fit in old feed sacks, and it has been fine. If it's got any dead twiggy bits or branches in the wrong place take those off too Smile


*whitecurrant, gooseberries, raspberries, wineberry, loganberry, worcesterberry ( or jostaberry? I forget). Gojis are pretty indestructible but seem to fruit on old wood.
Hairyloon

I tend to chuck currant prunings in a bucket of water. Usually half or more survive and put out roots...

Generally when moving plants, I think it's best to give them a prune.
wellington womble

I'm glad they're tough. They've been living wild for about five years, so pruning is definitely called for!
Hairyloon

A handful of raisins will sometimes suffice if you have no prunes...
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