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sushiwaitress

First time homeowner with busy day job. Trying to transition from suburban lawn & tangled trees to edible landscaping. New Jersey USA Zone 7a

Ribes Nigrum

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sushiwaitress

#blackcurrant-consort ripening. I'm leaving for vacation in 4 sleeps, so I might miss my first-ever fresh #blackcurrant. 15 June 2023 #ribesnigrum #gyo #grownfromcuttings #plantsfromfriends #hundredfruitfarm

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sushiwaitress

#blackcurrant-consort #berries getting bigger.... 8 June 2023 #ribesnigrum #edible #ediblelandscaping

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sushiwaitress

I'm gonna get some #blackcurrant-consort fruit this year! Never tasted one ever. 12 May 2023 #ribesnigrum #blackcurrant

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columbiariver

🤣👍

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sushiwaitress

@jastyn a #microbotany #blackcurrant-consort #teenytiny #flower aww so cute 2 May 2023 #ribesnigrum

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jastyn

awesome shot of them flowers! cute indeed!

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sushiwaitress

#blackcurrant-consort is blooming, yay! Last time this year it was a small cutting and I pulled off the flowers so the plant would make roots. These I'm going to leave on. I've never tasted a currant except in jam. 2 May 2023 #ribesnigrum #ribes #plantsfromfriends #fromcutting #edible

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sushiwaitress

#blackcurrant-consort starting to wake up 9 Apr 2023 #ribesnigrum #edible

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sushiwaitress

Kind of hard to see while there's no leaves, but my #blackcurrant-consort grew 18 inches of new growth last season and there are buds up and down both branches getting ready to open. 😱 #ribesnigrum #ribes #currant #edible #plantsfromfriends

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sushiwaitress

The #blackcurrant-consort lost a lot of its lower leaves to the dry summer, but I see green buds, so maybe it'll make more leaves before winter...? The redcurrant on the right might not have made it. It's never been as strong as the other 10 Sep 2022 #ribesnigrum #redcurrant-redlake #ribesrubrum

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sushiwaitress

The difference between potting my #blackcurrant-consort on 21 May (left) and potting my #redcurrant-redlake on 19 June (right). My theory is that the additional room for the roots and the nutrients from the soil gave this guy a boost while the weather was still cool. Or maybe the red currant just plain grows more slowly. 28 July 2022 #observation #hugelbucket

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thenaturalgardeningnomad

Did you get any black currants?

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sushiwaitress

Not this year. They both flowered but I pulled them off because they need to grow roots first. They were dormant sticks when I got them, so giving them time to grow a little before fruiting. Next year though. @thenaturalgardeningnomad

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thenaturalgardeningnomad

My black currants had a tomato aftertaste, im not sure if they are actually black currant

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sushiwaitress

#blackcurrant-consort seems pretty happy in its #hugelbucket -- bunch of new growth 19 June 2022 #ribesnigrum #blackcurrant

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sushiwaitress

Also got the #blackcurrant-consort into a deeper pot (#bucket) where its roots can dig deep. Now I don't have to worry about it drying out in the hot summer 21 May 2022 #ribesnigrum #permaculture

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sushiwaitress

The #blackcurrant-consort #cutting is also flowering 23 Apr 2022

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sushiwaitress

#blackcurrant-consort #cutting breaking bud two weeks after being chopped off and shoved into a pot 20 Mar 2022 #ifitwantstoliveitllfight

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sushiwaitress

Potted my #blackcurrant-consort #cutting today. 74°F on 7 Mar 2022

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sushiwaitress

At my #permaculture class today, we learned about #propagagation by #cuttings and all the students got four surprise #freeplants 😍 this cultivar is Consort #blackcurrant #blackcurrant-consort #propagatedby-cuttings 5 Mar 2022

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