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Valiant Grape vs Golden Currant

Vitis cv. Valiant

Ribes aureum

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Valiant Grape
Golden Currant

Reported to be one of the hardiest of all grape varieties. This variety will produce bluish red clusters of grapes that are great for jellies and juice. Grapes have long been used to cover arbors and trellises.

This is a self-pollinating variety so only one plant is required to set fruit. Many like this variety for fresh eating as it is similar to concord grapes.

Grapes are a higher maintenance species requiring regular care and pruning. Unchecked and uncared for grapes can spread, be eaten by birds, and have lesser yields.

Applying a thick layer of mulch can help these vines overwinter better.

Golden Currant produces berries for jams, jellies, sauces and even pemmican. This currant bush is very dense, allowing for use as a hedge, windbreak, or wildlife habitat.

This plant is also a very popular rootstock to graft popular red and white currant varieties to. The resulting plants are taller, more productive, and easier to harvest.

VALIANT GRAPE QUICK FACTS

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 4a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: leaves turn yellow
Fall colour: reddish purple
Berries: bluish red clusters of grapes that ripen in early fall
Berries: glossy black berries used to make jams, jellies and pies
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow flowers
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: buffalo currant, clove currant, fragrant golden currant, golden flowering currant, spicebush


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