Black, white and red currants establish well if planted now as bareroot plants
The heady fragrance of currants as they ripen in late summer – those sharp, herbal and musky smells – permeate the air every time you brush the leaves to find the fruit below. Although these things feel distant as the garden sleeps, now is the time to get pruning and planting if you are to enjoy these summer delights.
Black, red and white currants establish well if planted now as bare-root plants (this is true for any soft fruit). These are considerably cheaper than containerised ones, so there’s an added incentive. You’ll be able to buy them until the end of February: Chris Bowers, Blackmoor and Ashridge Nurseries all have excellent mail-order services with bare-root options.