Black Currant Farming Tips - Varieties and Planting

There are different types of Black Currant varieties in India such as Baldwin, Ben Lomond, Ben Nevis, Ben Sarek, Consort, Crusader and many more are cultivated according to different conditions.
A clayey soil with ideal drainage is suitable for Black Currant cultivation. For high-quality yields, the soil pH range is preferred to be 6 to 7.5, resulting in higher profits.
The land is properly ploughed before planting in Black Currant farming. This fruit is planted by seeds soaked in water. It is crucial to provide moisture after sowing.
Black Currant plants roots are given well-composed manure in Autumn. Later, more manure is provided in early summer for top-quality production of Black Currants fruits.
Pruning is essential in Black Currant cultivation, and it is performed after the fruiting stage. It is suggested to eliminate damaged parts from the plants of Black Currant.
The major pests and diseases in Black Currant are big bud mite, gall midge, capsid bugs, mildew and leaf, and these can be eliminated with proper plant caring.
Black Currant is harvested when it becomes ripe and achieves a dark colour. The harvesting of Black Currant is done several times depending upon the use of the fruit.
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