Tuesday 24 July 2012

Picking Blackcurrents

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!


  1. Sylvia in Nottingham24 July 2012 at 16:31

    Absolutely splendid idea!

    1. I agree. My wife hasn't picked blackcurrents for years for a bad back - she has no excuse now!

    2. I wouldn't like to be there when you tell her that Jack!


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