Redcurrants are a cinch to grow and will produce plenty of their glossy fruits from midsummer to early autumn. The bush is handsome and even suited to espalier training.
Redcurrants are rich in vitamin C and taste delightful on their own, in jams, stewed or in pies. This is certified stock.
Redcurrants are not as tart as Blackcurrants and can be eaten fresh from the bush. From established plants you are looking at a yield of up to 4-5kg of fruit. You can store the fruits in the fridge for around 4 days, put them in the freezer, or cook them.
Grow in humus rich, moist, well drained soil. They are suitable for growing in large pots. Water to establish, then keep moist when in fruit and flower.
Fertilise with a well balanced fertiliser in late winter, then add a mulch to help stop the weeds which might encourage insects or compete for nutrients. They are best in cool climates.
Currant bushes need support on which to grow. Tie them to a wire or similar trellis, 80-100cm high. This also makes harvesting easier. Currants can also be tied to stakes or supported along a fence or wall.
Cool to Temperate
Unavailable in WA, TAS
Full Sun to Semi Shade