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    TrialAndError is offline Sprouter
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    Default Blackcurrants shrivel and go yellow / orange before maturity

    Hi folks,

    Two people on my allotment have blackcurrants which have shrivelled and gone yellow / orange before they mature into proper black fruits. Any idea what is happening here? Run-off?
    I'm concerned because I have blackcurrants as well (unaffected so far) as do other plot holders. Will this problem spread?

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    roitelet is offline Early Fruiter
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    I have had something similar happen to my Jostaberries. It has only affected the ones directly exposed to the sun. I haven't it down to sun burn as we have had very high temperatures and scorching sun.

    Be interested to hear if there is another reason.
    Gardening requires a lot of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. Lou Erickson, critic and poet

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