Rub them off by hand - not too gently!
Sep 08, Pruning and caring for currant bushes. If properly settled in, caring for currant bushes is quite easy. How to trim red currant bushes. The right time to prune a red currant bush is towards the end of winter, ideally during the months of February-March. The weather should be rather mild and dry, with no risk of freezing. Pruning should be quite drasticEstimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Pruning Redcurrants.
Red Currants are pruned differently to Black Currants.
Most of the problems associated with lack of fruit on red currant bushes is owing to the wrong method of pruning. Get the pruning right at the right time and red currants are hardly ever a problem.
There is one very important thing to realize about red currants fruiting, and once you fully realise that, then the pruning is a Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins. Nov 29, Red and white currants will fruit at the base of shoots, known as ‘laterals’, that grow out from the main branches. Prune in winter to leave between eight and ten healthy, strong main branches each year. On one-year-old bushes, prune back new shoots by half.
Prune to an outward facing bud to influence the direction that the shoot grows, aiming for an open-centred goblet shape. Aug 01, To open the bushes up to light for ripening and airflow for health. For both Red and Black Prune out the short, spindly, dead or damaged wood – as close to the base of the currant as practical.
Prune out wood in the centre – for light and airflow. Pruning. Redcurrants bear their fruit on old wood. Prune bushes by removing diseased or very old branches in winter, then prune new growth back to two buds in early summer to keep plants compact. Leaders should be pruned to outward facing buds unless the branches are bending, in which case they then should be cut to upward facing buds. Currant (S) (ribes species) The flowers of Crandall black currant bushes are golden yellow, have a long tubular form usually tipped with red, and emit a spicy clove fragrance.
Red currant flowers are not showy but the red"strigs" of fruit are quite beautiful. In the South, plant in.