Currant Titania: description and care

Currant Titania has won the hearts of gardeners with its taste, so we decided to tell more about this cultivar. If you pay attention to the vegetable gardens of modern people, it is rarely possible to find a site where the currant would not grow. These berries have so many positive qualities that everyone wants to grow them in their garden. Currant Titania, whose reviews are exceptionally positive, is one of the most popular varieties.

general information

Speaking about the appearance of plants, it can be noted that the Currant Titania, the photo of which we see here, has round black berries of rather large size. The weight of each oscillates around two grams, and in one tassel there are about twenty such berries. Currant has a dense structure and a sweet taste with a sour tint. Due to its qualities, the berry is easily and successfully transported, without losing its advantages. It is for this reason that Titania was chosen for industrial cultivation, because it is easy to assemble with the help of machines.

After the ripening of the crop, it is possible to observe an uneven distribution of the berries over the surface of the bush. As for the amount, on average, you can collect up to five kilograms from one bush. The bush itself is quite high and can reach one and a half meters in height.

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Currant Titania, description and recommendations for care which we represent to you, has appeared in Sweden as a result of mixing currant varieties Altai and Musta Tamas. This happened in 1970, and already in the 90's this variety appeared in many industrial areas for the cultivation of currants in Russia. After conducting a number of studies it was found that this new variety has many advantages over other species, which means it makes sense to develop it and multiply it. In addition to excellent taste qualities, currant berries perfectly compete with many diseases and pests. It is also worth mentioning that specialists have not stopped at this, they continue to study and try to get even more new varieties of currant.


The variety of currant Titania is recommended to plant around the perimeter of the garden. You can do it both in the autumn and in the spring. Given the size of the bushes, you need to leave between them about two meters of free space, so that in the future the currant could develop peacefully. It is allowed to plant a currant in the form of a chessboard, since this makes it possible to easily harvest. But this option is appropriate in the event that you are going to plant large areas of this berry. Before planting a plant, you need to worry about preparing the soil:

  • Remove all weeds and their roots from the place you chose for planting;
  • Dig up the soil and add fertilizers there, so that the plant has enough strength for growth;
  • Dig a hole half a meter in diameter, and place on the bottom a mixture of ash and leaves;
  • We take a seedling and, after bending it slightly, put it in the soil for five centimeters in depth, and then dig in; It is better if the top of the bush is directed toward the south or south-east;
  • Be sure to pour the bush after planting, even if the soil is wet;
  • Carefully select seedlings, make sure that they are strong and fresh, and also had several shoots;
  • After planting it is necessary to cut the bush so that only three or four kidneys remain; This improves the growth of lateral branches.

Features of care

Surprising is the very high resistance that the variety of currant Titania possesses. The description of all the pluses of this variety shows people why it is necessary to plant this particular variety. The plant is able to grow even in the northernmost regions of the country, as it tolerates frosts. After a winter temperature of about 30 degrees below zero, the bush continues to grow and develop as before. You do not need to provide any special care, so that the currant is happy every year with its fruits. In the spring period, it is necessary to trim the branches, which helps to monitor the formation of the crown of the bush and increases the amount of harvest. Also it is necessary to feed the bush with various fertilizers of mineral and organic composition. In the long dry weather, pour a bush, although the currant without problems tolerates a long absence of water.

The shrub can grow in the same place for fifteen years. To do this, you just need to clean up the old branches regularly and periodically drip the shoots to increase the number of plants.


Currant Titania reproduces in two ways:

  1. Cuttings version.
  2. Reproduction by dropping shoots.

It is worth noting that experts prefer the first variant of reproduction, since the plant has a well-developed vegetative growth. When purchasing cuttings, do this only with trusted distributors. In the opposite case, you can get absolutely not the sort that you wanted to grow.

Possible problems

Currant Titania grows well and develops under the most severe environmental conditions, and one of the advantages is resistance to diseases such as powdery mildew and anthracosis. Nevertheless, sometimes there are some problems that can be successfully solved if one approaches this process correctly:

  • "Runaway Galitsa," a sign of which is the drying of branches and the appearance of spots; It is recommended to remove all damaged branches, and treat the entire bush with a suitable preparation in accordance with the instructions;
  • "Wall", causing complete death of the bush, as the larvae eat up the entire interior of the trunk; You need to treat the bush with the right tool, and then carefully monitor the plant, especially after fertilizing;
  • "Mite spider", for the presence of which indicate spots of light color, as well as the acquisition of leaves of marble structure; You need to apply the recommended drugs, and then loosen the soil and remove the weeds, and remove all the affected leaves and burn them;
  • "Fruit sawfly", the presence of which is evidenced by the uneven surface of the berries, since the sawfly larvae eat out all the flesh of the fruit from the inside; You need to remove and burn all the damaged parts of the bush, and process all the shrubs by means against this pest.


Currant Titania is characterized by good yield, and you can harvest berries in the middle of summer. The period of ripening of berries is stretched for several weeks, so you have the opportunity to harvest without hassle and haste, about three times. Then you can do with the harvest to your taste. Berries are usually used in three different ways:

  • Fresh option,
  • Frozen form,
  • A revised version (jam, compote, etc.).

As it becomes clear, currant is a favorite treat for adults and children not only because of taste, but also because of its resistance to bad weather and a rich annual harvest.

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