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Blackcurrant vs Redwing Highbush Cranberry

Ribes nigrum

Viburnum trilobum JN Select

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Blackcurrant
Redwing Highbush Cranberry

Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.

The Redwing Highbush Cranberry is a dense multi-stemmed shrub that blooms with white pinwheel shaped flowers in spring. It produces small, red, and edible berries in late summer. Its leaves are green, but the tips become more saturated with red throughout the season, and then turn a stunning crimson colour in the fall.

The Redwing Highbush Cranberry makes a good addition to any urban garden or hedge, and its berries are commonly used to liven up preserves with their tart flavor.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

REDWING HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $15.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red/orange
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: small, red
Flavor: sour
Harvest: late August-February
Flowers: white, pinwheel shaped
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low





Other Names: european black currant