KyWoods and june_nmexico: Thanks for the welcome to DG! From what I've heard, you both live in great places to garden too - not to mention beautiful landscapes.
Never thought I'd complain about the weather in Sunnyvale, but now that I've discovered that Red Currants prefer more "chill hours" than we get here... Do either of you have any advice on how to make Red Currants prosper here, and set lots of fruit - even though we don't get enough cold hours between November and February ??
My plan for the Fall or Spring: to plant some Red Currants in my backyard, and figure out how to make sure they get enough sun, but don't wither / get scorched during the occasional really hot Summer and Fall days here. I'll most likely grow "Rovada" and "Jonkheer von Tets" varieties. Am trying to reproduce the Red Currant jam / jelly that my Grandmother made at least 50 years ago. Yum !!