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Red Lake Currant

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Description

Grow clusters of popular dark red berries! Attractive heavy-bearing bushes yield the tastiest currants you’ve ever savored. Berries hold well on the bush and are ideal for jellies, preserves, tarts, and muffins. Do not plant within 900 ft. of white pines. Cold-hardy. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Small
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.2 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 6

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 6
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Size of bush and fruit color
judy C on Mar 25, 2016
Always wanted to try growing some currant plants and thought they would be a nice addition to my other fruit trees and berry plants.
Michael S on Mar 15, 2016
Size of bush and fruit color
judy C on Mar 25, 2016
I grew up in Germany and loved these as a kid
Stella T on Mar 24, 2016
Always wanted to try growing some currant plants and thought they would be a nice addition to my other fruit trees and berry plants.
Michael S on Mar 15, 2016
I already have them growing and wanted to add to my collection.
PAUL H on Mar 15, 2016
Because i had sme years ago and want to make current relish.
Susie R on Mar 11, 2016
I've done well with gooseberries. I thought I'd try their pretty cousins!
Chris D on Mar 7, 2016
Flavor is excellent, makes a jewel like jelly and birds find it if you are too slow.
Mary K on Feb 19, 2016
I grew up in Germany and loved these as a kid
Stella T on Mar 24, 2016
I already have them growing and wanted to add to my collection.
PAUL H on Mar 15, 2016

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This turned into one of my favorite berry bushes
Its really small when you get it and dont expect much of it in the first year,. Second year, its lovely. This year unfortunately I noticed the berries ripening too early and cut one open to investigate... Worms.... In every berry! What a bummer.... Last year I rationed the berries because I enjoyed them so much,. This year there are lots of berries but I cant eat any of them :(
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
red lake currants
Red lake currants are one of the hardiest and most prolific of the currents we have. They are beautiful with the strings of red berries hanging down and very easy to harvest. It makes a great jam too
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Fruitful in extreme temperatures
My garden is on the 11th floor. I get extreme heat in summer and cold in winter but the currants always satisty! And the pretty leaves provide summer interest.
May 25, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago