Currant

Red currants, although tart, may be eaten ripe off the shrub, but are perhaps more often harvested to make jams, jellies, syrups, wines, and pies. They have a long ripening season beginning in late spring and continuing into the summer months. The red berries also attract many ...
Red currants, although tart, may be eaten ripe off the shrub, but are perhaps more often harvested to make jams, jellies, syrups, wines, and pies. They have a long ripening season beginning in late spring and continuing into the summer months. The red berries also attract many kinds of birds.

Red currants are best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. They prefer cool summer climates, with some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. They are best planted in locations protected from strong winter winds and frost pockets. Space plants 3' apart. Prune as needed during the dormant season. It is generally recommended that stems older than 3 years be removed. Fruits on two year old wood. It may take 4-5 years for plants to become well-established and reach full fruit-bearing potential.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BARE ROOT PLANTS
You may be a little startled when you first encounter a ‘bare root’ plant. This is simply a plant that has had the soil washed from its roots to facilitate shipping, and to help prevent the transfer of soil-borne pathogens and pests. Our bare root plants are shipped to you in a dormant state, just prior to your planting season. Unpack your plants and submerge the roots into a bucket of water for 1 hour so the roots will begin to absorb moisture. Be sure to plant them within 48 hours, before the plants break their dormancy.

Tags are included with bare root fruits from DeGroot.

ORDER MINIMUM: A $175.00 minimum order on items supplied by DeGroot is required. A $150.00 minimum order on items supplied by Garden Galleries is required. Orders not meeting the minimum will be charged an additional $25 processing fee.

SHIPPING INFO: Home Garden products have fixed ship dates based on your location. DeGroot and Garden Galleries products will ship to you directly from our supplier via UPS the week of March 6, 2017 unless youspecify a later ship week in the Order Notes field at checkout. Shipments continue through late spring until product is sold out. Please see individual product pages for more information and any state restrictions.

Bare Root Fruit & Vegetable Growing Guide
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