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    Waterloo is offline Germinator
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    Default Question about Whitecurrants.

    Hi.

    Recently, I planted black, red and white currant bushes. While the black and red currants are now coming into leaf, the white currants are still stubbornly dormant. Are they just dormant, or should I be concerned?

    Many thanks.

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    nickdub is online now Early Fruiter
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    Just have to wait and see, as there is no remedial treatment to be done - it'll be easy to tell later on if they are dead or not - if its worth the hassle and they are dead, you could try asking for a refund - be good evidence that it wasn't your fault if the other bushes are OK - may be take a few photos as proof ?

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    Waterloo is offline Germinator
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    Many thanks nickdub

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    Speed Gardener is offline Sprouter
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    It could be that the white currant is a late variety, still dormant. Do you know what the varieties of your purchases are?

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    DannyK is offline Cropper
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    Have you tried scratching a bit of the bark to see if it's green underneath?

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    Waterloo is offline Germinator
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    Speed Gardener.

    Yes, I was wondering about that. They are Versailles Blanc.

    Thanks.

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    Waterloo is offline Germinator
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    DannyK.

    No, not yet. That's the next thing to do.

    Thanks.

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    The order here tends to be black then red then white into leaf. The white are only just starting to get bud swelling.

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