Riebes rubrum or redcurrant

(1/5) Riebes rubrum or redcurrant By Lukas Riebling [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0] (Photo Credits)

Redcurrant bush

(2/5) Redcurrant bush By Thue [Public Domain Mark 1.0] (Photo Credits)

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Currant - Red

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.

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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)

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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Edward3
★★★ 10y ago

CARLINGFORD, NSW, Australia

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

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