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Currants, Gooseberries and Jostaberries


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Table of Contents

  • Foreword (M. N. Westwood)
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. History of Currant, Gooseberry, and Jostaberry Cultivation
  • Currants
  • Gooseberries
  • Jostaberries
  • Commercial Ribes Production
  • Chapter 2. Genetics, Growth, Development, and Fruit Composition
  • Taxonomy and Genetics
  • Growth and Development
  • Chapter 3. Propagation
  • Seeds and Stock
  • Layering
  • Cuttings
  • Chapter 4. Selecting a Planting Site
  • Nonsite Considerations
  • Site Considerations
  • Chapter 5. Designing a Currant, Gooseberry, or Jostaberry Farm
  • Field Layout
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Deer and Other Vertebrate Pest Control
  • Equipment and Buildings
  • Chapter 6. Preparing a Site for Planting
  • Amending the Soil
  • Controlling Weeds
  • Controlling Pests
  • Chapter 7. Ribes Cultivars
  • Cultivars Available in North America
  • Disease Resistance
  • Gooseberry Cultivars
  • Black Currant Cultivars
  • Red Currant Cultivars
  • White Currant Cultivars
  • Jostaberry Cultivars
  • Chapter 8. Planting and Establishing Ribes
  • Ordering Planting Material
  • Planting
  • Chapter 9. Crop Management
  • Nutrition and Fertilization
  • Weed Control
  • Pruning and Training
  • Pollination
  • Winter Protection
  • Chapter 10. Pests and Diseases of Ribes
  • Pests Other Than Insects and Mites
  • Insects, Mites, and Invertebrate Pests
  • Diseases
  • Chapter 11. Harvesting, Storing, and Marketing Ribes Crops
  • Harvesting
  • Postharvest Care and Storage
  • Marketing
  • Chapter 12. Breeding Currants, Gooseberries, and Jostaberries
  • Selection of Parents for Breeding
  • Ribes Breeding Techniques
  • Appendix A. Site Selection Checklist
  • Appendix B. Enterprise Budget
  • References
  • Index

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