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Cherry Red Currant Shrub
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Cherry Red Currant Shrub

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 49381
$24.95
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Currants are very cold hardy!

The fruit -- plump, juicy and tart-sweet -- matures in early to midsummer of the second or third year after planting!
Currants are seldom available at supermarkets in the United States. However, these berries can be one of the most rewarding crops for cooler regions. The fruit -- plump, juicy, and tart-sweet -- matures in early to midsummer the second or third year after planting, and arises reliably for 20 years or more.

Earlier and much more abundant than others, this splendid currant was developed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, and has become the favorite. Big tart-sweet berries arise on vigorous multi-stemmed shrubs in midsummer.

Expect 10 pounds of fruit every year on this mildew-resistant plant, which reaches 4 to 6 feet high and 2 to 4 feet wide. The plants may be pruned as hedges, espaliered, or grown in containers. Insect-pollinated, currants do best in moist, humus-rich soil. Currants are very cold hardy. They do their best where temperatures seldom rise above 85?F or fall below -30?F. Zones 3-8.

Genus Ribes
Species rubrum
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 3 - 8
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 4 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 24 in - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Edible
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cuisine
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Vermont