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Since 1909

Ribes rubrum

A favorite fruit for many people around the world, especially Europeans.  Many Americans have not had the opportunity to taste these delicious berries.

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.

'White Pearl'
(Ribes rubrum)

A classic white currant with an attractive upright form and  sweet and flavorful berries.

Originally from Holland, European gardeners have grown and appreciated 'White Pearl's' translucent, beautiful, large and tasty fruit for many years.

(Ribes nigrum)

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.

'Cherry Red'

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 40F
  • 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 www.onegreenworld.com and they have done quite well.

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