Ribes spp.
Very popular in Europe and other regions of the world, Currants are not well known in the U.S. Beautiful additions to the landscape or attractive container plants, Currants feature striking clusters of black, red, white or pink, delicious and intensely flavored berries. Our unique selections are especially well suited for our Pacific Northwest climate. Vigorous, very productive and disease-resistant, these valuable varieties will reward your customers with abundant crops of tasty fruit.
Black Currant
Ribes nigrum
Black Currants are one of the most tasty and nutritious fruits. Uniquely flavorful, they are great for fresh eating and make the best preserves. Black Currants are also extremely high in Vitamin C and antioxidants.
Black September
A popular and easy to grow variety, Black September bears very flavorful, large black berries high in vitamin C. 4860
A vigorous, disease-resistant, English variety, Blackdown bears heavy crops of large, jet-black, juicy, sweet and very flavorful fruit. Great for fresh eating, Blackdown also makes wonderful preserves. 4855
From France, this superior Black Currant features very large and sweet berries with classic, intense Black Currant flavor. Delindmoi grows to about 3 feet in height and is prized for its attractive, upright form and disease-resistance. 4872
Ribes nigrum x uva-crispa
A unique, vigorous disease-resistant cross of Black Currant and Gooseberry, Jostaberry bears good crops of flavorful, sweet-tart, very large berries. Jostaberry fruit makes the most delicious preserves. 5050
Kantata 50
Along with many of our other varieties, we discovered this superior Black Currant at the USDA Germplasm Repository in Corvallis, Oregon. Kantata 50 features heavy crops of large, juicy, sweet, low acid fruit with delectable Black Currant flavor. A good variety for the first time grower of Black Currants, the berries are great eaten fresh from this attractive, disease-resistant, compact shrub. 4878
Brought to the U.S. from the former Soviet Union, Lentaj is prized for its heavy crops of sweet, mildly tart berries. A great variety for first time growers, these jet-black berries are delicious eaten directly off this attractive, compact bush. 4881
Swedish Black
This attractive, upright small shrub grows to about 3 feet in height and bears abundant crops of large, juicy, jet-black berries. Great for fresh eating and preserves, these berries are sweeter and less acidic than most other varieties. 4885
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