Identify the strongest, newest wood and make sure not to prune it away.
Established blackcurrants are at least 1 year old and have already had fruit.
In addition, it is advisable to cut all those currant bushes that are too close to the ground, touch the ground or go directly into the bush, and of course the sick, dry, broken and very short ones.
In the autumn of the following season, it is necessary to cut off again 30% of all the shoots of the year and leave more, seven pieces from the roots. Sep 10, Performing Annual Pruning 1. Use garden shears to cut branches as close to the base as you can. Open up the shears and place the blades around a 2.
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Clean up the cuts with a pruning saw to even them out with the base. Use a small pruning 90%(21). Nov 29, This is also a good time to take hardwood cuttings to propagate more currant bushes. Currants are quite possibly the easiest of all woody plants to propagate from cuttings. It’s a simple process, and can be done while pruning to get two jobs out of the way at once. Use secateurs to prune off a cm (in) long shoot of recent growth.