Currant bushes quite unpretentious, individual and specially designed care they require, and also this berry contains the maximum amount of nutrients:
- vitamins C, E, D;
- antioxidants that benefit the skin.

Even the currant leaves are used as tea leaves for tea: this medicinal drink helps to enrich the body with vitamins, fights fatigue and nervous tension, soothes and tones.
Colors are divided most often black, red and yellow currants.

Root watering

It is believed that in the early spring, somewhere in April, when there will be a little frozen ground, watering the shrubs with hot water (not boiling water). This is done in order to wash with hot stream of dirt and harmful substances from the Bush. Pour this water better every week. In summer, use plain cold or lukewarm, warmed by the sun water.

Can around the currant Bush, to dig small holes directly near the roots and cover them with water, so the water will be better to get the roots and evenly moisten the soil.


One of the common methods of irrigation is the spraying. It is not the most productive method of irrigation, but in dry years, for example, during the departure of the owners makes a gardeners.

Sprinklers irrigation systems are installed at a distance of 50 cm from each shrub, the elevation of the head of the sprayer should be 15-20 cm higher than the level of the Bush. The moisture in this irrigation gets completely and the whole Bush and on the ground. Watering with this method you need to exercise early in the morning or in the evening, after sunset. Spraying water under the bright and hot sun will cause leaf scorch and death of the shrub.
Currant does not tolerate alkaline and saline compounds, which may be contained in water for irrigation.

It should be noted that blackcurrant is a berry that is very fond of moisture, in the wild it grows most often near ponds and rivers. The lack of moisture greatly affects the crop of berries, the shrubs need to be watered as often as possible until mid-August.

Gardeners often water the currant bushes in the following way: once in the period of formation, two times in the ripening period of the fruit, once or twice after harvest. Even after you have harvested the berries, be sure to water the bushes so that the water has permeated the soil to the root depth: approximately 50-60 cm.