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Red Lake Currant

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The cold hardiest of quality, plum-red currants. Often bears full-flavored fruit the first year after planting, on two-year-old wood. Reliably large yields. Self-pollinating. No. 1, 2-year plants. Not available in DE, MA, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, RI, VA, WV.
  • Zone 3 - 7 (-30° F.).
  • Height 3 - 5 feet.
  • Shade Required Partial shade.

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  • Botanical Name: Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake'
  • Height: 3 - 5 feet.
  • Spacing: 3 - 4 feet.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth as in the nursery.
  • Spread: 2 - 4 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Partial shade.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Yield: Up to 3 - 4 quarts at maturity.
  • Color: Green
  • Foliage: Shiny green foliage.
  • Blooms: May.
  • Fruit: Compact clusters 4 inches long with 8 to 10 large, 1/2 inch, dark red berries.
  • Form: Deciduous. Mounded.
  • Flower Form: Inconspicuous.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, rich, moist soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Remove dead wood. Prune to rejuvenate new growth in early Spring.
  • Comments: Dark red fruit with sweet-tart flavor. Long stems for easy picking. Strong, vigorous bush with dense foliage. Early bearing. Produces fruit on two year and older wood. Long ripening period; holds well on branches. Most widely grown red currant. Restricted states: DE, MA, ME, NC, NH, NJ, RI, WV, VA. Unable to ship to AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK DE GU HI MA ME MI NC NH NJ PR RI VA WV

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