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Red Lake – Currant (Ribes rubrum)

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Description

Currant Red Lake

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Red Lake is a cultivar of red currant that is grown primarily for fruit production. It is a compact, drooping deciduous shrub that grows to 3 to 5 feet tall. It is a mid-season cultivar, tolerant to some leaf diseases but susceptible to powdery mildew.

Red Lake has beautiful clusters of deep red berries. This very upright, vigorous, productive shrub bears tasty fruit.

Red currants are best known for their wonderful jellies, but with their bright red color, they are also a brilliant addition to summer salads and drinks. Red Lake is very productive and one of the best tasting red currants.

 

Generalities Currant

 

The currant (genus Ribes) is from the Grossulariaceae family, native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

It likes rich and well drained soil with a good water retention capacity. The ideal PH varies from 6 to 6.5. The addition of organic matter (compost), manure and mulch (renewed every year) will be beneficial to its production.

When it is not yet bearing fruit, a red currant tree can be recognized from a black currant tree by the absence of odor produced by its leaves when crumpled between the fingers.

The currant tree bears red, white and pink fruits.

Product description

Size

1 gallon, 2½"

Month available

August, Dormancy Jan-April, Futur, June, May

Product description

Compatible variety :

Rendement : U-pick

Harvest size : About 4 kg / plant

Hauteur : 1.2 meter

Largeur :

Bush type : Very straight, vigorous

Description of the fruit : Large deep red berry

Fruit Flavor : Tasty fruit

Fruit Weight :

Fruit Length :

Flowering period : Spring

Harvest time : Mid-July

Use of the fruit : Fresh consumption, processing

Hardiness zones : 3a