Redcurrant

Redcurrants are usually grown as bushes but can also be grown taller as cordons or fan trained againest a fence or wall. Grow on a short leg, planting at the same height as they were on the nursery. Grow in a sunny position in a fertile, well drained soil. Tolerant of partial shade, but fruits will ripen a little later and may not be as flavoursome as bushes growing in full sun. We do not grow Redcurrants ourselves, but are offering non organic bushes.

Discount information - the following discounts apply on total order quantity - 5% on 5+, 10% on 10+. Carriage based on quantity - see the Delivery page for more details.

Redcurrant bushes are dispatched between late November and early April when dormant.

Having ordered we will acknowledge your order before being in contact as soon as we can from late November to arrange delivery or collection. Payment will not be taken until October.

  • Jonkeer van Tets

    Jonkeer van Tets

    £7.25

    Upright in habit producing heavy yields of medium sized berries in July. Early ripening. Ideal for making jelly. good resistance to mildew.

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Redcurrants have thinner skin than Blackcurrants so pick the strings or strigs of berries from the plants intact so as not to spoil them. The berries have a number of uses - in cooking or as garnishes for desserts where their different taste can add to the overall taste. They freeze well either with strigs retained or removed. Being rather pippy Redcurrants make better jellies than jams.

Generally described a selections of Ribes rubrum Redcurrants are native of northern Europe but only arrived in Britain in the 17th century with Dutch cultivars. The Dutch connection can still be seen through one variety we supply -  Jonkeer Van Tets.