What's in Bloom
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A favorite fruit for many people around the world, especially Europeans.
Many Americans have not had the opportunity to taste these delicious
They make a beautiful addition to a landscape as currants are
attractive in bloom and a striking sight when full of fruit.
Depending on the variety, the large clusters can be pink, red, white or
black cascading down the heavily laden branches.
Currants are rich in antioxidants and have a much higher Vitamin C
content per volume than oranges.
A classic white
currant with an attractive upright form and sweet and
Originally from Holland, European gardeners have
grown and appreciated 'White Pearl's' translucent, beautiful, large
and tasty fruit for many years.
A vigorous and
disease resistant black currant from England, 'Blackdown' forms an
attractive, upright small shrub.
'Blackdown' bears abundant crops of sweet, juicy,
jet black berries with delectable taste and aroma. It is great for a
tasty snack and for delicious juice, jams and jellies.
A very pretty small shrub, 'Cherry
Red' bears abundant crops of translucent red berries.
A striking table display, these very juicy berries
are both beautiful and delicious, with an appealing flavor.
Great for fresh eating, Cherry Red Currants also
make attractive and tasty jams and jellies.
- Size at Maturity: 3 to 5 ft. in height
- Pollination: Currants are self-fertile
- Pests & Diseases: White Pine Blister Rust can be a problem
for black currants in certain eastern and Midwest states. Other currant
varieties are not bothered by this disease. Check with your extension
service for details.
- Hardiness: Currants are hardy to approximately minus 40°F
- Bearing Age: 1st or 2nd year after planting
- Bloom Time: March to April
- Ripening Time: July
- Yield: 10 to 20 lbs.
- USDA Zone: 3
Note: We purchased some of our currant plants from a neighbor's nursery,
One Green World online at
and they have done quite well.
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