CURRANT

(Ribes spp) Not well known or often grown in the United States, the sweet -tart taste has been relished in Europe for many years. Self-fertile, these easy care bushes are well suited to the Rocky Mountain climate and never fail to produce a crop. Plant on the east side of a house or other structure to give afternoon shade and protect from birds or they will get more than their share! Well-developed 2-3 year plants.

Cherry -  large dark red fruit with acid flavor. Similar in habit to Red Lake, mildew resistant.  $14.95

 

Crandall - (Ribes odoratum) The most ornamental and the sweetest in flavor of all the black currants. Clove scented yellow flowers on a spreading 3'-4' bush. The fruit is large for a currant and round. It has a nice sweet flavor without the black currant aftertaste. It makes a milder jam, syrup or raisin than other black currants. The plant is rust resistant and easy to grow and very productive. Ripens over several weeks.  $14.95

Primus - These white currants flavor is the sweetest of all the currants. Attractive long fruiting clusters on compact bushes. Heavy producer and very high in vitamin C content. A mature bush can produce from 5 to 10 lbs. $14.95

Red Lake - is a red currant cultivar which is grown primarily for fruit production. It is a compact, mounding, deciduous shrub which grows 3-5' tall. Clusters of greenish-yellow flowers bloom in spring, and are noticeable but not particularly ornamental. Flowers give way to long, pendant clusters of bright red currants which ripen in July. Red Lake produces clusters of large, red berries that possess a mild flavor. Red currants, although tart, may be eaten ripe off the shrub, but are perhaps more often harvested to make jams, jellies and pies. Hardy and vigorous, one of the best red currant varieties. Sold out for 2020.