Red Currant

$25.99

Ribes rubrum (Red Currant)

Vigorous, upright growing, deciduous shrub. Grow as a free-standing bush, or even an edible hedges. Leaves are blue-green, single lobed and maple-like. Self fertile, but yields increase when two or more are planted. Grows approximately 1.5m high x 1m wide.

Strings of small, attractive, lacy flowers appear in early spring, followed by strings of shiny, bright red berries that can be harvested in early December. Remove the whole string by cutting the stem. Eat fresh or freeze whole, make into jelly, jam, juice or add to ice cream, cordial and liqueur.

Enjoys a position in partial shade with shelter from the hot afternoon sun. Plant in well drained soil. For an extra good start, incorporate compost to the soil and mulch after planting to support a healthy root system. Less chilling required, grows where raspberry grow. Prune late winter. Fertilise in early autumn.

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Height:1.5m
Width:1m
SKU: CURRED 3Lt Categories: , ,

Description

Ribes rubrum (Red Currant)

Vigorous, upright growing, deciduous shrub. Grow as a free-standing bush, or even an edible hedges. Leaves are blue-green, single lobed and maple-like. Self fertile, but yields increase when two or more are planted. Grows approximately 1.5m high x 1m wide.

Strings of small, attractive, lacy flowers appear in early spring, followed by strings of shiny, bright red berries that can be harvested in early December. Remove the whole string by cutting the stem. Eat fresh or freeze whole, make into jelly, jam, juice or add to ice cream, cordial and liqueur.

Enjoys a position in partial shade with shelter from the hot afternoon sun. Plant in well drained soil. For an extra good start, incorporate compost to the soil and mulch after planting to support a healthy root system. Less chilling required, grows where raspberry grow. Prune late winter. Fertilise in early autumn.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Pot Size

3