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Caseille bush!
Sun 13-Mar-11
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dellboy78
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I purchased a Caseille bush a year ago and stupidly mislaid the care instructions that I got with it.

It grew a bit bigger last year but with no sign of any flowers or fruit. I'm not sure whether it was supposed to fruit in the first year or not??

I didn't prune it over the winter as I wasn't sure if I should or not, and it is now budding up again ready for this year.

Is there anything I can do to ensure it gives me a crop this year? Should I have pruned it and if so is it too late to do it now?

Any advice would be gratefully received!!

Sun 13-Mar-11
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Sorry Dellboy, never heard of it, but when I did a search on Bing, it brought up a reference to this website.

Mon 14-Mar-11
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It's a cross between Blackcurrant and Gooseberry, apparently...

I'll try that again!

Mon 14-Mar-11
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Makes it a Jostaberry then  treat as a blackcurrant , don't prune this year , blossm is very small and can go unnoticed but is self fertile , liable to be damaged by frost unless protected..wave

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Mon 14-Mar-11
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You're right, Seth & TA, it is a cross, French-named from cassis (blackcurrant) and groseille (gooseberry) and it's full name is nigrum caseille josta. Hence jostaberry.

 

 

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Phew, I'm glad we sorted that one out!

I'll try that again!

Mon 14-Mar-11
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We do tend to achieve on this site, TA .....   whistle

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Only because we work together, I believe. big_hug

I'll try that again!

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That is so true, TA, and I wonder just what it is that makes CSH such a great site for like-minded people. I feel I know so many people who I would regard as friends - yet I've not met them!!!

 

Oh-oh, 6 + 7 = eeek

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