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laketitlow

I live in Southern Minnesota 4b. I am currently really excited about my wetland gardens, my rain gardens, my mini orchard, and perennial vegetables.

Ribes nigrum

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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ewhayden

Thinking of starting some #blackcurrant . I'll watch for updates!

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laketitlow

@ewhayden they are very easy to grow. These are the branches I pruned a month ago. They start very easy from cuttings. I buy only ones that are immune to WPBR. We have had that in town. The city finally took out the white pine that was infected.

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ewhayden

Thanks @laketitlow I'm definitely going to look for some.

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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laketitlow

My cuttings are starting to open.

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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laketitlow

This is my favorite cultivar of black currants: Chernaya Lisovenko. They remained white pine blister rust free when most of my ribes had it two years ago. I am trying to wait patiently to take some cuttings. Argh. Winter is just to long. Although maple syrup season is two or three months away!

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gjones

Do you make black currant jelly/jam? I'm thinking of planting a couple of sugar maples this year. Love their fall colour!

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laketitlow

@gjones I made some raspberry, black currant, blackberry. It was fantastic. I only have silver maples. I use those. I get a high sugar sap out of them. They are in a swamp location so maybe that helps.

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laketitlow

#blackcurrant

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