Crandall Black Currant Plants- Largest & Sweetest

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Crandall Black Currant Plants- Largest & Sweetest

Crandall Black Currant Ribes odoratum 'Crandall'. 
This thornless heirloom variety was first introduced in 1888. Fruit is the largest currant, up to 3/4 inches in diameter and much larger than other black currants (which are actually Ribes nigrum).

Crandall has a nice sweet flavor with a hint of cloves. Great for fresh eating. Does not have the typical musky black currant after taste. Has 5 times the vitamin C as oranges. Jams, syrups, pies and dried currants are much milder than when made with black currants. 

A beautiful ornamental shrub for the edible landscape. Beautiful showy fragrant yellow flowers are followed by large berries that ripen in mid - late summer. The gooseberry shaped leaves will turn a bright red and yellow in the fall. Grows 3 - 7 foot tall with a 3 - 5 foot spread in full sun or part shade. Grow as a hedge or espalier against a fence or building. Attracts birds and butterflies. Needs to be planted near other currant/gooseberry varieties for pollination. Very drought and heat tolerant. Native to American Midwest, west through the Great Plains to Canada. Grows in USDA Zones 2 - 8. Very productive. 

Easy to care for. Mulch with 2 - 3 inches of organic mulch. Prune annually to remove the oldest stems, and apply compost or balanced fertilizer in Spring. 

Currants and Gooseberries can be an alternate host to white pine blister rust.  So it may be illegal to ship to parts of DE, MA, ME, MI, MT, NH, OH, RI, VA, WV and all of  NC. If you live in these states check with your local/state agriculture department to see if they are legal to plant in your Zip Code and if you need a permit before you purchase. Go to   for individual State contact information. We will not be responsible for plants confiscated by local authorities.  

These plants are live growing plants, not bare root plants. They ship fully Rooted.

Plants come with detailed planting, growing and care instructions...and you can call or email if you have additional questions.

Shipped dormant without leaves in fall and winter and with leaves in spring and summer.