Hello hello! How are you? Would you like some berries? At this time the truth is that they are an excellent appetizer, don’t you think? I am going to explain everything you need to know about how to grow currant , plants whose fruits are delicious; besides being very decorative.
It is a really easy plant to care for, and very grateful !
The scientific name of the plant that produces currants is Ribes rubrum , a deciduous shrub that can be kept in a pot throughout its life, as it does not exceed 2 meters in height. Its leaves are green, composed of 5 lobes. It is native to countries such as France, Belgium, Germany, and is also found in northern Spain. In cultivation it is a plant that will give us a lot of satisfaction , in exchange for a few basic care, which are:
- Frequent watering : especially during flowering and fruit ripening (between spring and summer). The substrate must always be kept slightly moist, but not waterlogged. If you are in the middle of a heat wave, it will be necessary to give it a daily drink. The rest of the year we will reduce the frequency to 2 or 3 irrigations per week, depending on the weather.
- Location : currants are lovers of temperate, cool weather, so in very hot regions it is recommended to place them in areas with partial sun, and even sheltered from the direct light of the sun. If the climatic conditions are suitable, it can be located in full sun.
- Pruning : you can prune it to give it shape during the first 3 years, which will consist of making the currant sprout a large number of branches at a low height so that it is easier for us to harvest the fruits. From the fourth year, it will only be necessary to maintain it. The time to do this work is towards the end of winter, before the buds awaken.
- Pests : It is very sensitive to pests, such as aphids or spiders. It is highly recommended to spray it from time to time, especially if the environment is dry, and fertilize it with earthworm humus or horse manure. If you see that it already has a problem, use insecticides such as Neem oil to eliminate them.
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