RED LAKE CURRANT Ribes rubrum, Minnesota 1933


Large clusters of deep red fruit with sprightly, sweet-tart flavor that is excellent for jellies, preserves, tarts and muffins. Vigorous, tall- stemmed bush, 4-6' tall when mature, 2-5' wide. Exceptionally hardy and remains productive in partial shade. Bears over an extended period in July. We are unable to ship currants to ME, NC and SC

Growing Considerations for Currants

USDA Zone: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Fruit Storage: Fair

Crop estimation: 5 to 10 lbs

Recommended Spacing: 3-4 ft.

Ripens: Summer

Uses: Dessert, Fresh eating,Juice,Frozen

Rootstock: own

Water Requirement: 3-8 gallons per week May through Sept.

Years to bear: 1 year

Shape when shipped: Whip Cane

*Size supplied when shipped: 1 to 2 ft. tall

Note on Shipping:

Our currants are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions.  There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.


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