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Ribes rubrum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ribes rubrum Red Currant, Redcurrant,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Shrubs Shrub Like

Medium sized deciduous shrub with large green maple-like leaves and small flowers in spring. Bunches of edible, shiny red berries known as Redcurrants then follow in summer. On average a mature shrub can produce approximately 4.5kg of fruit a season. Redcurrants are ideal for making jams, syrups or for juicing.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Fragrant Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Performs best in full sun in well drained soil. Prune towards the end of Autumn and beginning in winter. Harvest crop when fruit has ripened. Mulch with mushroom compost or rotted manure at the end of winter.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Grossulariaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: High
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate