CURRANT - RED
Botanical Name: Ribes rubrum
Slightly more sour than its relative the blackcurrant, and is cultivated mainly for jams and cooked dishes. Currants require a cold winter and can be grown in areas that may be too wet and shady for other fruit.
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Jam Pickle And Preserve (#JamPickleAndPreserve)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Yes (Often below -2)
Amount of leaves in Winter?
No Leaves (Deciduous)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Suitability in Pots
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
February, March, April
Customer Comments on Currant - Red
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Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 592 days 21hrs
Comments: - This is a tart fruit, but quite tasty. Used to eat them as a kid in Europe.
Height 0.6 metres
Growing: In the Ground
Fruit Harvest: 40 Fruit Per Year
First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
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