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Red Currant vs Jahns Prairie Gooseberry

Ribes rubrum

Ribes oxyacanthoides Jahns Prairie

Red Currant
Jahns Prairie Gooseberry

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.

Jahns Prairie Gooseberry produces large, delicious red fruit.

Found in the Red Deer River valley by Dr. Otto Jahn in 1984. This cultivar was found to resist insects and disease, tolerate frost, and produce high quality fruit.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

JAHNS PRAIRIE GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: orange to red
Fall colour: leaves turn yellow
Berries: translucent red berries
Berries: red-pink berries (ripe in mid to late July). Dessert berries (high quality); disease resistant
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
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