Botanical Name: Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake'
Height: 3 - 5 feet.
Spacing: 3 - 4 feet.
Depth: Same as in the nursery.
Spread: 2 - 4 feet.
Sun/Shade: Partial shade.
Yield: 3 - 4 quarts at maturity.
Foliage: Shiny green foliage.
Fruit: Compact clusters 4 inches long with 8 to 10 large, 1/2 inch, dark red berries.
Flower Form: Inconspicuous.
Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well-drained soil.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Pruning: Remove dead wood. Prune to rejuvenate new growth.
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.
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