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Cassissima® Greenlife

Green currants!

Cassissima® Greenlife
 
 
 

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Product information "Cassissima® Greenlife"

Cassissima® Greenlife (syn. Venny) is really a surprise! Green blackcurrants, how crazy does the berry world have to be? And then these black currants, which have a green color, also taste great! The cassis aromas which can also have an almost bitter, astringent sharpness in many old varieties, is somewhat milder here. In addition, Greenlife has much more sugar than the classical cassis varieties (albeit not quite as much as our sweetest cassis variety Noiroma). Cassissima® Greenlife has very healthy foliage, which fits naturally to its green fruit colour, however doesn’t make the harvest easier! ;-) But we do not want to complain about the healthy foliage, which is no longer seen in the summer months with many of old varieties. How do the fruits get this green colour? Quite simply, the gene for the production of anthocyanins has simply failed, the red colour is not produced, but there is some chlorophyll and the colour is...green. Towards the time of maturity, the green is then somewhat yellower, but above all more transparent. If you think you can see through the berry, it is finally ripe and sweet.
 
In addition to Neva, Greenlife is the only variety in our range that has not been bred by us. Originally from Finland, it is called Venny. Here’s why we call it Greenlife: well, simply because we've learned that a name should also say something about the product: Greenlife has green fruits and very healthy growth! Perhaps we can get used to such green names with green blackcurrants.
And now the crucial question is this: why should someone plant Greenlife (Venny) in his/her garden? Firstly because it is green, and not black, but still tastes like a black currant. Even gardens need gags; Secondly because it tastes very good and grows healthy; and thirdly because it is less appealing to the spotted wing drosophila due to its colour, which likes red and black the best…
 
Short description of Cassissima® Greenlife
Maturity: Medium ripeness in July
Fruits: Medium-sized fruits, green, they get somewhat lighter as they mature, transparent; small to medium clusters
Flavour: Mildly sweet, especially the cassis flavour is slightly milder
Growth/health: Upright, fairly compact, mildew-resistant, extremely healthy foliage

Tips

Pruning blackcurrants In respect of blackcurrants, it is important to remove old woody shoots at ground level after 4-5 years; this creates air and energy, so that new shoots can develop that will provide the best fruit quality in the second to fourth years. By the way: 5 to 6 shoots are enough for a blackcurrant bush, to produce the best fruits!
 
  • Flowering Period March
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period July
  • Final height 140cm to 180cm
  • Final width 100cm to 120cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Fragrance fragrant
  • Sweetness sweet
  • Use beds/borders, outdoors, for containers, for wild gardens, as a hedge, for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, dry, heavy, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour yellow, green
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Breeding This plant was bred by Lubera in Switzerland and placed on the market after extensive testing at our facilities in Buchs (CH) and Bad Zwischenahn (D). In 20 years of work, Lubera's founder and breeder Markus Kobelt has bred more than 80 of his own new varieties for the home garden; they all have the goal of providing you, our customers, with more experience and flavour, easier growing and more resistant, more robust varieties.

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Aug 4, 2017

greencurrants (Mrs I Hanson)

1. How do you tell they're ripe? [wait for them to start falling off?] 2a. If it's a sort of blackcurrant, presumably it should be grown from a 'stool'? [suspect not doing this--only just seen instructions in gardening mag--might have something to do with my noproducing jostaberry problem?] 2b. Conversely, how does Markus [I've seen the video & am somewhat shocked] expect to grow BCs as cordons?

 
Aug 8, 2017

greencurrants (Sonja Dreher)

Hello,
to see if the green Currents are ripe, you will have to try them. When the first berries start to fall off, it is very likely that they are ripe.
kind regards
your lubera Team

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