Red Lake Redcurrant

Redcurrant

Description: Red Lake is a mid-season, traditional variety used for dessert or cullinary use. Produces long strigs of heavy and reliable dark red currants that are sweet and juicy; delicious flavours. The fruits have the most attractive red shine, hence the varieties name. Delicious eaten fresh from the bush or cooked into Redcurrant jams, summer puddings and wine-making. The pale green flowers appear late Spring avoiding any frost damages. The bush itself is upright in habit and moderately vigorous.

History: Raised at the University of Minnasota, USA in 1933.

Redcurrant Growing Tips: Plant in a sheltered site, out of strong winds and frost. They do best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade. Plant in any soil type, as long as it's well-drained. If you would like to eat the berries yourself, make sure you protect the bush from birds.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Picking month: July
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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