Not a lot of info out there on currents in containers. Mostly info stating it can be done with heavy pruning each year and around 7-10 gallon pots or larger. I'm finding this to be true of most of the berries in this series of posts I'm doing.
Repot every 3 years by potting up or removing 1/3 of rootball and re potting in same container
"Currant bushes prefer partial to full sunlight and can grow in most types of soil. They are relatively low-maintenance plants and can also be used as ornamentation." (Wiki)
Currants fruit on old wood so pruning for size and diseased wood is all that is needed
Weekly feeding encouraged
I first encountered red currant this past year. Found a bush in the back yard. Made the first of this years jellyout if the red currant which was my first taste of the berry. Then we're told there was a black current bush as well. Berries were slightly larger and did not produce as much however smaller, younger bush then the red. Flavor was outstanding and more flavorful then the red.
I decided to attempt hard wood cuttings of the black as it has been described as easy as cut and grow. But it was too early in the year last October when I decidef I wanted to try this. Also ended up finding some end of year sales for pre season orders offering red, so I ordered 2
Edited by PsyBearknot, 07 March 2017 - 04:54 AM.