Riebes rubrum or redcurrant

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Currant - Red  For Sale (Medium)

Currant - Red For Sale (Medium)

Currant - Red

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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.

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Specifications of Currant - Red

Preferred Climate Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April

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Currant - Red Reviews & Tips

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★★★ 8y ago


This is a tart fruit, but quite tasty. Used to eat them as a kid in Europe.

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