currant & Gooseberry
Attractive deep red fruits on virtually spine-free stems. This variety has good disease resistance and the fruits are ideal for eating fresh or cooking. Ideal for a kitchen garden and needs to be positioned in sun or semi shade. Hardy shrub plant with height up to 120cm (47in) and spread up to 120cm (47in).
Very hardy and vigorous mid-season variety, that is a consistently prolific cropper of large, well flavoured fruit. The berries are olive green in colour and have an excellent sweet, aromatic taste. Particularly resistant to powdery mildew. Eventual height and spread: 1m (3ft). Cropping season: mid July. Self fertile with height and spread: 1m X 1m.
A variety that has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Also one of the heaviest cropping varieties available with flavoursome, smooth skinned fruits. Maintains its shape when cooked. The plant size is: height up to 120cm (47.2in) and spread up to 120cm (47.2in). A hardy shrub variety, good for kitchen gardens.
A very high yielding mid-season variety, widely grown commercially for juice production due to very high yield & content of Vitamin C. The currants are small and ripe fruit will only hang on the bush for a limited time, but the fruit quality is excellent, with high colour stability. High level of disease resistance, particularly to foliar problems. Late flowering and so escapes the late spring frosts. Fairly vigorous upright growth habit.
Has an award of the RHS Award of Garden Merit variety, known for its heavy cropping.
Easy to grow plant, that will quickly establish once planted. Plant size: height up to 120cm (47.2in) and spread up to 120cm (47.2in). Hardy shrub plant, ideal for kitchen or wildlife gardens. Needs to be in full sun position.
A compact blackcurrant for culinary or dessert use, to 1.5m in height. Flowers insignificant, pale green; fruit black, mid season. Ribes can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries
One of the most popular blackcurrant varieties, easy to grow. The berries are high in vitamin C content and can be eaten fresh, in smoothies or used within cooking for pies and jams. Produces heavy crops of fruit year after year. Good for patio or kitchen garden. To ensure optimum yield and quality of berries, it needs to be planted in a sunny, preferably south-facing position. Plant between late autumn and early spring and harvest during April and May for maximum sweetness of taste. Two-year-old, three shoots+ plants supplied.
The berries of this variety are slightly smaller than average, but yet the yield is slightly above average. They ripen to a dark purple/black colour in early August. Taste is slightly tart and full-flavoured, not ideal for eating from the bush but excellent for all cooking uses.
Plants grow to a height and spread of 1.2m (4ft) with an upright growth form. As with all blackcurrants, Ben Tirran is self-fertile and will produce a crop if grown alone.
‘Jonkheer van Tets’ is a culinary cultivar, producing heavy crops of large redcurrants on long strings in early season. Ribes can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries.
A high-yielding, very early season cultivar from France. It produces easily-picked, long trusses of good quality fruit. Ribes are deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries.
Late flowering and late fruiting Dutch bred variety that is excellent for extending the season. A prolific cropper producing enormous yields (up to 10kg per bush!) of large, luscious, translucent fruit that hang on long strings to make for easy picking. The currants have outstanding flavour and are excellent eaten fresh. They also freeze well and are ideal for cooking. Rovada has an upright habit and good vigour.
Great variety with reliable crop year after year and large, sweet, almost translucent berries. It has long cropping seasons. The plant is hardy shrub, good for kitchen garden and wildlife gardens. Height up to 120cm (47.2in) and spread up to 120cm (47.2in). Needs to be positioned in sun or semi shade.
A popular early and heavy cropping variety, the first whitecurrant to crop in the season. It produces large, shiny, soft pale yellow/white berries in long heavy trusses during mid-late summer. The fruit is sweet, not as acidic as redcurrant. White Versailles has a vigorous, upright bushy growth habit with attractive arching canes and serrated three lobed pale green leaves. A very reliable cropper year after year. The plant is self fertile and height up to 1.5m and spread up to 1.5m.