All gardeners and truck farmers start a hot season in the spring. Pruning currant bushes is one of the primary tasks when planning work on the site.
To create and maintain the maximum amount of fruit-bearing wood in the bush, in order to always have a high-quality and regular harvest, the pruning of the shrub plantations is fundamental.
A simple and practical pruning of currant bushes is the removal of excess annual shoots and branches, the growth of which is less than 15 cm. Prune the bushes in the fall or early spring, before the buds bloom. Summer pruning of black currants can also be carried out immediately after harvest.
To minimize manual labor, a new cultivation technology can be used. During the first five to six years after planting, currants are not formed, receiving 2-3 harvests during this time. Then, instead of removing individual branches with a weak growth, prune to the very soil every 5-6 years, and burn the branches.
After trimming the bushes, it is necessary to apply mineral and organic fertilizers to nourish the plants. The next year, many new shoots grow, of which 15-20 of the strongest are left, the rest can be cut to the place of their lignification. Early-growing varieties begin to bear fruit one year after complete pruning. After harvesting several crops, it is better to uproot the bushes and replace them with young ones. Thus, by rejuvenating the planting of black currants, you can get a yield of 30-40 percent higher than in other cases.