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Red Currant vs Northern Gooseberry

Ribes rubrum

Ribes oxyacanthoides

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(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

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Red Currant
Northern Gooseberry

Red Currant is a deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves, and bright red berries that can be used in jams, sauces, and fresh eating.

Although this shrub is self-fertile, it will be more productive if another pollinator is present. For year over year high yields, ensure you fertilize (bone meal), prune, and mulch your Red Currant shrub.

Northern Gooseberry is a small, ornamental quality native shrub with prickly stems. You can plant it anywhere you'd plant Prickly Rose or Common Wild Rose, such as your yard.

Most people find Northern Gooseberry berries a bit tart for significant fresh eating but they are good for baking, wine or jam.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 1a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: purple or purplish black
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: canada gooseberry, canadian gooseberry


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