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Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Blackcurrants illegal? Yes, in Virginia!

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LynnJohnson
Meadows Of Dan, VA

February 20, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9012969

I've just discovered, when I tried to order some blackcurrant bushes and jostaberries that it is illegal to grow them here in Virginia. I did some research and discovered why.
I also found out that certain hybrids of ribes are not illegal. Does anyone know the names of these hybrids. If not, can you suggest where I might find this information?
any info would be greatly appreciated... thanks

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 15, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9044332

Lynn, I'm in SW VA and have ordered black currants (legally) that grow just fine. They have proven that the White Pine Blister/Rust is not actually connected to ribes. Call your extension agent.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 16, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9045033

I looked it up to be sure, and you are right about the law forbidding them is still on the books, but yesterday I was at a well-known and long established nursery near C'ville, and they sell currants. Only one variety dsays it's rust resistant.

http://www.ediblelandscaping.com/buyPlants.php

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