Ribes spp.
A favorite fruit for Europeans, most Americans have not had the opportunity to taste these delicious berries. Attractive additions to yards and landscapes, these very hardy, upright growing shrubs are a striking sight in fruit, with large clusters of pink, red, white or black berries cascading down the heavily laden branches. Currants are rich in antioxidants and are much higher in Vitamin C than oranges. Red, White and Pink Currants are basically different forms of the same species. Currants are self-fertile and hardy to minus 40°F. or below.
Black September
Ribes nigrum
This superior Black Currant variety bears good crops of firm, large, sweet and juicy berries. Aromatic and flavorful, Black September fruit ripens in late July. 4860
Ribes nigrum
A popular English variety, Blackdown is prized for its abundant crops of sweet, juicy, jet black berries. With delectable taste and aroma, Blackdown is great for a tasty snack and for making delicious juice and jam. 4855
Ribes rubrum
This outstanding Slovakian variety bears spectacular clusters of very large, juicy, sweet and flavorful, translucent berries. 4900
Cherry Red
Ribes rubrum
This attractive small shrub bears heavy crops of beautiful, juicy, flavorful red berries. Good for fresh eating, Cherry Red Currants also make attractive and tasty jams and jellies. 4950
Gloire des Sablons
Ribes rubrum
This easy to grow, compact and attractive shrub bears abundant crops of striking, sweet and delicious, pink berries. 4930
Ribes nigrum x uva-crispa
A unique cross of Gooseberry and Black Currant, Jostaberry is a vigorous, disease resistant and easy to grow, small shrub. Jostaberry bears good crops of large, jet black, sweet-tart berries, high in Vitamin C and good for fresh eating, jams and jellies. 5050
Red Jade™
Ribes rubrum
Red Jade™ features spectacular long clusters of bright red, translucent fruit. Very flavorful with a hint of tartness, Red Jade™ berries are good for fresh eating and make tasty preserves. 4975
Ribes rubrum
A very productive variety from the Netherlands, Rovada bears abundant, long and striking racemes of very large, beautiful, translucent red berries. Rovada fruit is sweet and flavorful with some tartness, good for fresh eating and for making excellent jams and jellies. 4980
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