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Colorful currants

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January 29, 2011 — All of a sudden, lots of people want to grow currants. Mike McGrath reveals what this unusual fruit needs to produce its distinctive black and red berries. Plus your fabulous phone calls!

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Question of the Week

I would like to grow currants. I read an article about the importance of finding varieties that are resistant to the white pine blister rust fungus, but the article did not say which ones are resistant. Could you recommend varieties that are ok to grow—especially in pots? Get the answer »

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