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Currant

Botanical Name
Ribes
Hardiness
Zones 3 or 4 (a few in 2) to 8
Height
4 to 6 feet
Width
2 feet plus
Flowers
Small greenish yellow to purple
Fruit
Small, round; red, white, white with pink blush, yellow, green or black
Light
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Currants, especially the black, are banned in some communities. Check before planting.
  • Grow in a cool location with good air circulation to reduce disease problems
Problems
Powdery mildew, anthracnose, leaf spot, aphids, borers, stem girdlers
Varieties
  • Rovada - red fruit
  • Blanka - white fruit
  • Consort, Crusader, and Titania - blister rust resistant black currants

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