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Red Currant vs Lowbush Blueberry

Ribes rubrum

Vaccinium angustifolium

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

Red Currant
Lowbush Blueberry

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.

Lowbush Blueberry, commonly known as the Wild Lowbush Blueberry, is often wild-harvested and thrives in low pH acidic soil. This early low-bush blueberry produces white and pink bell-shaped flowers in the spring. Its fruit is smaller in size than high bush blueberry plants and is more flavourful with an intense blueberry taste-masking it perfect for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

LOWBUSH BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $6.99 - SAVE UP TO 23%
Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: edible blue
Harvest: July
Flowers: white, pink tinged, bell shaped
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: late lowbush blueberry, late sweet blueberry, wild lowbush blueberry


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