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Red Currant vs Chippewa Blueberry

Ribes rubrum

Vaccinium x Chippewa

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

Red Currant
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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.

Chippewa Blueberry is the perfect shrub for attracting birds and butterflies. Incredibly cold-hardy, the Chippewa Blueberry is an upright shrub making it easy for harvesting. Known for producing high yields of large blue-colored berries, this blueberry is a favourite for fresh eating, baking, and preserves. As with all blueberries, the Chippewa needs soil with a low pH and high acidity.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

CHIPPEWA BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $8.99 - SAVE UP TO 25%
Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
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: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red and orange
Berries: edible blue
Firmness: firm
Flavor: sweet, juicy
Harvest: July
Flowers: white, pink tinged
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: chippewa half high blueberry, half high blueberry


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