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    The fairly young bushes (about 3 years old) are producing a lot of fruit. Is it worth taking half of them off to let the others grow bigger?

    Not sure what varieties they are except that two of them have a Japanese sounding name and one of those is red.
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    I wouldn't, don't do that with mine and they grow away fine.
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    I harvest the big ones first and leave the smaller ones on. They grow bigger and you get two harvests!
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    Thanks I was just wondering this myself our young bushes are covered in fruit, but it's all very small, sort of sultana sized. They are red ones and like Roitelet's ours also have a Japanese sounding name, it begins with an H... I'll remember it in a minute.
    Into each life some rain must fall........but this is getting ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemoon View Post
    Thanks I was just wondering this myself our young bushes are covered in fruit, but it's all very small, sort of sultana sized. They are red ones and like Roitelet's ours also have a Japanese sounding name, it begins with an H... I'll remember it in a minute.
    Hinnonmaki??

    I have the same with mine, I'm just letting them grow as they want and each day I eagerly inspect them for the first harvest

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    Depends on the variety and what you intend to do with them. If they are a desert variety and you want to make wine or preserve them, then take them off while they are hard and green.

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