Currant Plants Buyer's Guide

Currant plants are easy-to-grow, compact shrubs that produce large clusters of edible berries. Currants come in a range of colors like black, red, white, pink and yellow, depending on the variety, and they can all be used fresh or in jams, juices, syrups, preserves, and baking. Currants were once grown regularly in the Northeastern United States, since the fruit is known for its high antioxidants and nutrition content — especially vitamin C. Most cultivated varieties of currant were bred in Europe, Asia, Russia, and parts of North America, which translates to the plant’s exceptional cold hardiness. With uniquely-shaped foliage and attractive berries, a currant plant makes a nice edible landscape addition and you can plant several in a row for a charming fruiting hedge.

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a currant plant.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether a currant plant will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a plant, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Proper Pollination

Even though our currant plants are self-pollinating, we still recommend planting another variety in your yard for optimum fruit production.

Survival Guaranteed!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.