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Red Currant
Ribes rubrum - Red Currant
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Prized for its juicy berries that are high in vitamin C this woody shrub is a vigorous grower bearing clusters of small, red glossy fruit. A cool-climate plant that still needs some loving sun. You can grow them in your garden in rows or as individual bushes, they're very productive and once established will give you plenty of delicious red currants. Perfect for summer puddings, jams, jellies, and juices.

Growth Height — 1m
Fruiting Period — Summer
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Plant in a rich well-drained soil. Prepare soil with well-rotted manure or complete fertilizer before planting. pH of 6 to 6.5 is preferred. Keep well-watered. Protect from extreme heat and damaging winds. Apply mulch in spring to conserve moisture in summer and increase fruit yield.

Watering needs

Keep well-watered during hot periods and when fruiting.

Pruning Advice

Prune back annually to about half the new growth. Cut off suckers that emerge between plants.