Red Currant – Rubina


Pomona red currant is an attractive, upright growing, compact shrub from Canada. Pomona is very disease resistant and prized for its striking 4 inch long clusters of dark red berries. It is also sweeter than most with large, juicy berries that are great for fresh eating, juice and preserves.

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Rubina red currant is a valuable Swedish variety that bears heavy crops of striking, dark red berries. Very flavorful and sweeter than most, they are great for fresh eating and preserves. Rubina features an attractive, spreading form and frilly foliage.

Red, White, and Pink Currants are basically different forms of the same species. Our easy-to-grow, disease-resistant varieties are prized for their striking racemes of attractive and very colorful, translucent berries. The flavorful berries are very nutritious and make a sweet-tart snack or delicious and beautiful preserves. They ripen in late July and can become even sweeter and remain in good condition on the bush well into September.

Latin Name: Ribes rubrum
Site and Soil: Currants like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Currants are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Currants are hardy to minus 40º C.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-5 ft. in height
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 10-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Rovada Red Currant is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3

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