Red Currants and White Currants (Ribes sativum)
Redcurrants are naturally found in wetter situations in southern England. The flowers are a prolific early nectar source for bees and the currants have a number of culinary uses, including jelly. Like Blackcurrants they are vulnerable to frost damage, so should not be planted on exposed sites. On planting prune shoots to about half their length.
We sell these bare root red and whitecurrant bushes in groups of three of each variety.
Laxton's No.1: fruits mid July, origin c.1914
Red Lake: compact growth, fruits late July
Whitecurrant - White Grape: delicious, heavy cropper
Soil type: Fertile, moist, well drained
Bare root bush, 20/30cm clear stem
Supplier : R.V.Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit from sales of Red and White currant bushes to The British Beekeepers' Association
All our red and white currant bushes are bare root. At the height of the lifting season - between November and March - there may be up to a month?s delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for red and white currants from March to September are confirmed in late October/ early November ready for dispatch from November. Please consult our planting and care guide on receipt of your order.