Wilder has very large, dark red, medium size berries on long, well filled stems, easy to pick. Ribes rubrum
Berries are slightly smaller and earlier ripening than Red Lake. Attractive 3'-5' tall plant and 2'-4' wide with dense foliage and drooping flower clusters. Vigorous, very hardy, and productive cultivar with high yield. Excellent for jelly.
Mildew resistant. Fruit ripens in July over a long bearing time, making it ideal for home gardens. Plant no less than 2.5' apart. USDA zones 3-8.
Currants are easy to grow and ready to harvest in early to mid-summer. Long-lived and very winter hardy, they are intolerant of summer heat.
Currants are cooperative berries to train as an espalier along a fence.
Currants prefer full sun in cooler, humid areas with plenty of summer rain such as the Pacific Northwest and upper Midwest. In hotter areas they will do better in part shade.
Protect blooms from late spring frost damage. Need at least 120-140 frost-free growing days. Tolerate a wide range of soils, but require good drainage and prefer a pH between 5.5 and 7.0.
Plant currants at least 3' apart. Self-fruitful. Hardy to Zone 3. Non-taxable.
The two bushes in the bundle were large and one had three canes and the other two. They grew very well and even produced a little bit of fruit their first year in the ground. I'm excited for next year's harvest.Review by Stephanie (on 12/17/12)