Get our free book (in Spanish or English) on rainwater now - To Catch the Rain.

Difference between revisions of "Currants"

From Appropedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(Problems)
Line 4: Line 4:
  
 
==Problems==
 
==Problems==
'''Birds:''' birds often feed on the fruit crop.<ref name=crawford2016>Crawford, M (2016). [https://www.worldcat.org/title/creating-a-forest-garden-working-with-nature-to-grow-edible-crops/oclc/1041938577 Creating a Forest Garden: working with nature to grow edible crops.] Green Books. ISBN 9781900322621.</ref> Redcurrants are a particular favourite of blackbirds in the UK.<ref name=titchmarsh2008>Titchmarsh, A (2008). [https://www.worldcat.org/title/kitchen-gardener-grow-your-own-fruit-and-veg/oclc/182664117?referer=br&ht=edition The kitchen gardener : grow your own fruit and veg.] London BBC. ISBN 9781846072017.</ref> Whitecurrants and late ripening redcurrant cultivars are eaten less by birds.<ref name=crawford2016 /> They may also damage buds. Nets can be used to cover the bushes over winter to prevent this.<ref name=rhs2012>Brickell, C; Royal Horticultural Society (2012). [https://www.worldcat.org/title/royal-horticultural-society-encyclopedia-of-gardening/oclc/819914706 Encyclopedia of Gardening]. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 9781409364658.</ref>  
+
'''Birds:''' Birds are likely to cause most problems.<ref name=bird2011>Bird, R (2011). [https://www.worldcat.org/title/practical-guide-to-growing-vegetables-fruit-herbs/oclc/992353698&referer=brief_results A practical guide to growing vegetables fruit & herbs.] Hermes House. ISBN 9781843098324.</ref> Birds often feed on the fruit crop.<ref name=crawford2016>Crawford, M (2016). [https://www.worldcat.org/title/creating-a-forest-garden-working-with-nature-to-grow-edible-crops/oclc/1041938577 Creating a Forest Garden: working with nature to grow edible crops.] Green Books. ISBN 9781900322621.</ref> Redcurrants are a particular favourite of blackbirds in the UK.<ref name=titchmarsh2008>Titchmarsh, A (2008). [https://www.worldcat.org/title/kitchen-gardener-grow-your-own-fruit-and-veg/oclc/182664117?referer=br&ht=edition The kitchen gardener : grow your own fruit and veg.] London BBC. ISBN 9781846072017.</ref> Whitecurrants and late ripening redcurrant cultivars are eaten less by birds.<ref name=crawford2016 /> They may also damage buds.<ref name=rhs2012 /> Nets can be used to cover the bushes over winter to prevent this.<ref name=rhs2012>Brickell, C; Royal Horticultural Society (2012). [https://www.worldcat.org/title/royal-horticultural-society-encyclopedia-of-gardening/oclc/819914706 Encyclopedia of Gardening]. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 9781409364658.</ref>  
  
 
'''Aphids:'''<ref name=rhs2012 /> the Redcurrant Blister Aphid can cause large red "blisters" on the leaves of redcurrants in summer.<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> It can also occur on whitecurrants, with less frequency.<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> In blackcurrants this species of aphid causes yellow blisters.<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> The pale yellow aphid colonies are located on the undersurface of the leaves and appear in spring and early summer.<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> Plants should be checked regularly and sprayed with a organic control if any signs appear (see: [[Organic pesticides]]).<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> Alternatively, in late June sideshoot tips can be removed<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> (currants will require yearly pruning anyway to maximize yield).
 
'''Aphids:'''<ref name=rhs2012 /> the Redcurrant Blister Aphid can cause large red "blisters" on the leaves of redcurrants in summer.<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> It can also occur on whitecurrants, with less frequency.<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> In blackcurrants this species of aphid causes yellow blisters.<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> The pale yellow aphid colonies are located on the undersurface of the leaves and appear in spring and early summer.<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> Plants should be checked regularly and sprayed with a organic control if any signs appear (see: [[Organic pesticides]]).<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> Alternatively, in late June sideshoot tips can be removed<ref name=titchmarsh2008 /> (currants will require yearly pruning anyway to maximize yield).
 +
 +
'''Blackcurrant Gall Mites:''' Can also be a problem for redcurrants and whitecurrants.<ref name=bird2011 />
  
 
'''Sawfly Larvae:'''<ref name=rhs2012 />
 
'''Sawfly Larvae:'''<ref name=rhs2012 />
Line 12: Line 14:
 
'''Grey Mould (Botrytis):'''<ref name=rhs2012 />
 
'''Grey Mould (Botrytis):'''<ref name=rhs2012 />
  
'''Coral Spot:'''<ref name=rhs2012 />
+
'''Coral Spot:'''<ref name=rhs2012 /> Can affect branches.<ref name=bird2011 />
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 19:36, 3 April 2019

This article deals with Ribes rubrum, commonly termed Redcurrant (Red currant). Whitecurrant (White currant) refers to the same species, but only to cultivars with white-coloured fruit. Red and white currants are discussed in this article.

Blackcurrant refers to a different specis, Ribes nigrum, which is discussed in a separate article (See: Blackcurrant).

Problems

Birds: Birds are likely to cause most problems.[1] Birds often feed on the fruit crop.[2] Redcurrants are a particular favourite of blackbirds in the UK.[3] Whitecurrants and late ripening redcurrant cultivars are eaten less by birds.[2] They may also damage buds.[4] Nets can be used to cover the bushes over winter to prevent this.[4]

Aphids:[4] the Redcurrant Blister Aphid can cause large red "blisters" on the leaves of redcurrants in summer.[3] It can also occur on whitecurrants, with less frequency.[3] In blackcurrants this species of aphid causes yellow blisters.[3] The pale yellow aphid colonies are located on the undersurface of the leaves and appear in spring and early summer.[3] Plants should be checked regularly and sprayed with a organic control if any signs appear (see: Organic pesticides).[3] Alternatively, in late June sideshoot tips can be removed[3] (currants will require yearly pruning anyway to maximize yield).

Blackcurrant Gall Mites: Can also be a problem for redcurrants and whitecurrants.[1]

Sawfly Larvae:[4]

Grey Mould (Botrytis):[4]

Coral Spot:[4] Can affect branches.[1]

References

See also

External links