Hi, My question is about my currant bush. It's about 5 years old and looked...
Hi, My question is about my currant bush. It's about 5 years old and looked really healthy last week - we got a great harvest. I went away for a few days and roughly 1/3 of the stems have all of the leaves dead. Is it cane blight? Anthracnose? I am concerned because I also have jostaberry and gooseberry in my yard and am worried that this is airborne. What should I do with it? I am not averse to removing the hole thing if it will keep it from spreading to other shrubs. I have more pictures of the shrub in various stages of leaf dieback if you want them.
Ramsey County Minnesota
It does appear to be Anthracnose probably due to our wet and cool spring. If so it will not travel to your other plants.Check
http://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/fruitarticles/blackcurrants/blackcurrant-pest.php for more information on currents.