Cherry Red Currants -- Ribes rubrum.
The hardiest and best yielding currant. Will grow 4-6 ft tall and up to 5 ft wide in Zones 3 - 8. Makes beautiful and delicious jams, jellies and sauces. Or add to mixed berries or summer salads for a tart addition. Let fruit stay on plant to ripen fully for fresh eating, this will increase sugar content. Plants are very vigorous and productive. Cherry Red Currants has large, dark red berries with a good acidic flavor.
Makes a great edible landscape plant, grow as a hedge or espalier against a fence. Plant about 2 - 4 feet apart. Cherry Red Currant is self fertile, and will grow in sun or part shade against buildings.
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, MI, MT, NH, NJ, OH, RI, VA and all of NC, WV, and ME. 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 nationalplantboard.org/laws-and-regulations/ for individual State contact information. We will not be responsible for plants confiscated by local authorities.
These plants are live growing plants, not bareroot plants. They ship fully Rooted in soil. Plants are 12 - 24 inches tall and will be pruned to fit into a 24 inch shipping box.
Shipped dormant without leaves in fall and winter and with leaves in spring and summer.
Plants come with detailed planting, growing and care instructions...and you can call or email if you have additional questions.
Scenic Hill Farm is a licensed Oregon Nursery.