Wilder Red Currant
(Each)

Nice Addition to Your Edible Landscape

Item Number: FV340

$8.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 01/11/2019

$8.99

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Description

  • Latin Name: Ribes sativum
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Harvest: July
  • Fruit: Large clusters of dark red, medium-sized berries
  • Facts of note: Berries are slightly smaller and earlier ripening than Red Lake. Attractive 4' - 6' tall plant and 2' - 5' wide with dense foliage and drooping flower clusters. Vigorous, very hardy, and productive cultivar with high yield. Excellent for jelly. Fruit ripens over a long bearing time, making it ideal for home gardens. Plant no less than 2.5' apart.

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.

Features

  • Long-Lived
  • Self-fruitful
  • Thornless

Characteristics

Fruit is Good For Cider/Juice, Jam/Jelly Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Plant Quantity Single Plant Growth Habit Bush
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Spring, Winter USDA Zone 3 - 8
Fruit is Good For Cider/Juice, Jam/Jelly
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Plant Quantity Single Plant
Growth Habit Bush
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Spring, Winter
USDA Zone 3 - 8

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Shipping Information

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.00 lbs. Dimensions: 27"L x 3"W x 3"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please perform a scratch test by checking for green under the bark, a few inches over the graft. If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, that means your tree/plant is dead or dying. Watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty on how to perform this simple test. If the scratch test revealed that your plant is dead or dying, pull it from the ground and take pictures of the entire tree/plant, including the roots. Submit your claim & pictures by using the Return an Item tool on our Customer Service page (or email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com) no later than June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees). We will review your claim and issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items purchased with credit, or if we determine (by the pictures you provide) that your tree/plant was improperly cared for (due to root rot, rodent or mechanical damage).

Reviews

Awsome!

I was worried about how they would do in my shaded yard in zone 7b. While I've not seen any fruit, the bushes are almost 3 times the size and have rooted in very well. I'm super happy with these and have great hopes that they'll weather my hot summer well enough to fully establish. I highly recommend.

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beautiful berry plant

i bought this red currant plant and i am soooo happy with it! it is planted right next to my house and it is leafing out beautifully. i can even see the tiny beginnings of berries starting to form. i am extremely happy with it!

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fresh

Came looking fresh and already growing well after a week!

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Lovely Bushes

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.

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