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Red Currant

Red Currant

Red Currant

Ribes rubrum

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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.

RED CURRANT
QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange to red
Berries: translucent red berries
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium

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