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Red Currant vs Valiant Grape

Ribes rubrum

Vitis cv. valiant

Red Currant
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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.

Reported to be one of the hardiest of all grape varieties. This variety will produce bluish red clusters of grapes that are great for jellies and juice. Grapes have long been used to cover arbors and trellises.

This is a self-pollinating variety so only one plant is required to set fruit. Many like this variety for fresh eating as it is similar to concord grapes.

Grapes are a higher maintenance species requiring regular care and pruning. Unchecked and uncared for grapes can spread, be eaten by birds, and have lesser yields.

Overwintering these vines with a thick mulch can help them overwinter better.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

VALIANT GRAPE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 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: bluish red clusters of grapes that ripen in early fall
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium







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Ships To Canada: yes
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