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Red Currant vs Blueberry

Ribes rubrum

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Red Currant
Blueberry

Red Currant is a short deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves and bright red berries.

Red Currant berries are more sour than black currant, but they can be eaten raw and are excellent for jams and sauces. This member of the gooseberry family is related to the wild currants and gooseberries of North America.

Common Wild Blueberry is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the tasty little berries as much as we do.

These blueberries are grown from locally collected seed and produce small, sweet berries in August. The fruit is terrific for fresh eating and cooking.

Note: We are selling wild blueberries native to the prairies, not their bigger cousins that grow as a bush in B.C.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 1a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange to red
Berries: translucent red berries
Berries: small, sweet blue berries with pale blue bloom
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Flowers: clusters of small, pink or pale green bell shaped flowers at branch tips
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no