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Currants, Gooseberries & Jostaberries

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978 1 56022 297 2
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Currants, Gooseberries, and Jostaberries - A Guide for Growers, Marketers, and Researchers in North America was written because of increased interest in the United States and Canada and the need for up-to-date information on Ribes culture and marketing.  The authors have been active in evaluating the worldwide Ribes collection at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis, Oregon.

The authors have reviewed briefly the history of Ribes culture, including currants, gooseberries, and jostaberries (currant-gooseberry hybrids).  They present in detail the necessary components of successful culture, including site and soil selection, design of planting, plant propagation, cultivar selection, cultural practices, and pest and disease management, harvesting, and marketing.

Fruit storage requirements are given, and nutritional values of various species are presented.  Currants and gooseberries are generally high in vitamin A, and black currant is especially high in vitamin C.  Of special value to plant breeders is a chapter on breeding that lists a wide array of genetic traits for numerous cultivars.

Contents:  History of currant, gooseberry, & jostaberry cultivation - commercial Ribes production, Genetics, growth, development & fruit composition - taxonomy & genetics, growth & development, Propagation - seeds & stock, layering, cuttings, Selecting a planting site - nonsite considerations, site considerations, Designing a currant, gooseberry, or jostaberry farm - field layout, irrigation systems, deer & other vertebrate pest control, equipment & buildings, Preparing a site for planting - amending the soil, controlling weeds, controlling pests, Ribes Cultivars - cultivars available in North America, disease resistance, gooseberry cultivars, black currant cultivars, red currant cultivars, white currant cultivars, jostaberry cultivars, Planting & establishing Ribes - ordering plant material, planting, Crop management - nutrition & fertilization, weed control, pruning & training, pollination, winter protection, Pests & diseases of Ribes - pests other than insects & mites, insects, mites & invertebrate pests, diseases, Harvesting, storing & marketing Ribes crops - harvesting, postharvest care & storage, marketing, Breeding currants, gooseberries, and jostaberries - selection of parents for breeding, Ribes breeding techniques,

2 appendices: A. Site Selection Checklist, B. Enterprise Budget, References. 

DL Barney & KE Hummer, 2005, 266 p, soft.   (List: $47.95)  $43.00

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