The Yellow Farmhouse Garden

June 30, 2007

Red Currants

Filed under: Uncategorized — bob @ 7:42 pm

Late last week we picked our red currants… it was a disappointing harvest. A large percentage of the berries failed to form.

The photo clearly shows small, dried spheres where the berries were supposed to be.

Red Currants
Something must have happened around the time the bushes were flowering causing a disruption in fruit set.

We did have a very warm spell that initiated early flowering. That was followed by a cold snap, which may have killed some of the flower buds. All of this is just a guess on my part.

The final count?…about 1/4 of our usual yield.



  1. We’ve had some weird weather this year, even for Michigan. Our Callory pear set buds in late Dec. or early Jan., then they all froze. The dogwood didn’t bloom at all. As far as I could tell, the dogwood didn’t even produce any buds. To bad it didn’t affect the crabgrass or the Japanese beetles,eh?

    Comment by Vicki — July 1, 2007 @ 9:25 am

  2. That’s for sure. This spring was one for the books.

    Comment by Bob — July 6, 2007 @ 10:24 pm

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