Years ago I had a client who loved picking blackcurrents. Sadly she had a bad back. Solution - pick them in the kitchen! Or sitting outside in the sun!
The pruning of blackcurrents requires the removal of old wood. It is exactly the same growth that carries the mature fruit, and now is precisely the time to prune. Ergo, combine the two operations, picking and pruning. I now always pick them sitting down!
|Pruned for the year|
|Ready for picking!|