Sometimes called “Clove Currant”” because of its deliciously fragrant flowers, Crandall is an easy-to-grow ornamental and fruiting shrub. The early spring clusters of yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers are followed in August by abundant, very large, jet black berries, which are sweet and flavorful with a hint of spice.”
Latin Name: Ribes odoratum
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 40F.
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: Currants are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems in our region. White Pine Blister Rust can be a problem for Black Currants in certain eastern and Midwestern states. Check with your extension service for details.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-6, 15-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 34-43